Bianca Carlisi

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Synthesis of a new polyasparthydrazide obtained from the reaction of polysuccinimide with hydrazine is described. The new polymer is water soluble. Moreover, the presence of - NH2 groups allowed the reaction with drugs bearing certain functional groups. Therefore polyasparthydrazide seems to be a very interesting candidate as a drug carrier.
A pH sensitive hydrogel has been prepared by a UV irradiation technique. Starting polymer was the PHM (poly hydroxyethylaspartamide methacrylated) obtained from polyaspartamide (PHEA) partially derivatized with methacrylic anhydride (MA). This new copolymer has been further derivatized with succinic anhydride (SA) to obtain PHM-SA that has been cross-linked(More)
In this paper, the experimental conditions for preparing ampicillin-loaded polyethylcyanoacrylate (PECA) nanoparticles are described. The effects of drug concentration and surfactant type in the polymerization medium on the particle size distribution and loading capacity were studied. The results of these studies show that only the type of surfactant has an(More)
This article describes the development of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) as colloidal carriers for cloricromene. Nanoparticles were prepared by the microemulsion or precipitation technique. In vitro drug release profile from SLN was studied under various experimental conditions mimicking some body fluids. The drug release rate of drug at pH 7.4 and human(More)
Inulin has been derivatized with methacrylic anhydride (MA) and succinic anhydride (SA) to obtain a methacrylated/succinilated derivative (INU-MA-SA) able to produce a pH sensitive hydrogel after UV irradiation. The hydrogel was characterized and loaded with diflunisal (10.4, 17 and 24%, w/w) chosen as a model drug. The drug release from INU-MA-SA-based(More)
Coupling of isoniazid with polysuccinimide afforded a water-insoluble polymeric pro-drug; by reaction with ethanolamine it was chemically transformed in a water-soluble adduct. The in vitro release of isoniazid from the drug-polymer adduct was studied by using an artificial stomach wall lipid membrane. The transfer rate constant from simulated gastric juice(More)
In this paper, new composite nanoparticles based on hyaluronic acid (HA) chemically cross-linked with alpha,beta-polyaspartylhydrazide (PAHy) were prepared by the use of a reversed-phase microemulsion technique. HA-PAHy nanoparticles were characterized by FT-IR spectroscopy, confirming the occurrence of the chemical cross-linking, dimensional analysis, and(More)
Some physicochemical behaviours were investigated of polyethyl- (PECA) and polyisobutylcyanoacrylate (PICA), which, in recent years, have been proposed as nanoparticle colloidal systems for drug carrying. We observed the influence of preparation conditions, such as pH value and surfactant concentration, on parameters such as particle size and polymer(More)
A macromolecular prodrug of the known antiretroviral agent zidovudine and alpha, beta-poly(N-2-hydroxyethyl)-DL-aspartamide (PHEA) was synthesized. A succinic spacer was present between the polymer and the drug, and 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole was used as the coupling agent. In vitro drug release studies at pH 1.1, 5.5 and 7.4 indicated that limited amounts of(More)
The attachment of various drugs bearing -NH2 groups to poly-alpha,beta-aspartic acid as a biodegradable carrier afforded in good yields macromolecular prodrugs which were characterized with respect to composition and drug load by spectroscopic and analytical methods. N-Ethyl-N'-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) in an aqueous medium(More)
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