León David Pérez

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The clinical application of amphotericin B (AmB), a broad spectrum antifungal agent, is limited by its poor solubility in aqueous medium and also by its proven renal toxicity. In this work, AmB was encapsulated in micelles obtained from the self-assembly of PDMAEMA-b-PCL-b-PDMAEMA triblock copolymers. The amount of encapsulated AmB depended on the copolymer(More)
While carbon nanotubes have been used for a variety of purposes, it was not known whether they can improve tribological properties of polymers. Polyamide 6 (PA6) has been reinforced with 0.2, 0.5 and 1.0 wt% of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by melt mixing process and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron(More)
The present article describes preparation, characterization, and physical properties of nanoparticles-filled composites consisting of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and styrene-butadiene rubber and nitrilebutadiene rubber. The reinforcing MWCNT fillers were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition on iron and cobalt catalysts supported by calcium(More)
BACKGROUND: Many elastomers are reinforced with fillers to improve their mechanical properties; good reinforcement requires favorable interactions between the elastomeric chains and the surfaces of the filler particles. A useful goal is the development of computational methods that estimate these interactions, and thereby guide choices of fillers for(More)
Agro-industrial waste can be the production source of biopolymers such as polyhydroxyalkanoates. The aim of this study was to produce and characterize Polyhydroxyalkanoates produced from pineapple peel waste fermentation processes. The methodology includes different pineapple peel waste fermentation conditions. The produced biopolymer was characterized(More)
In this paper, we report the synthesis of polycaprolactone (PCL) based hybrid materials containing hydrophilic domains composed of N-vinylpyrrolidone (VP), and γ-methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (MPS). The hybrid materials were obtained by RAFT copolymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone and MPS using a pre-formed dixanthate-end-functionalized PCL as(More)
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