The goal of modern research is to use environmentally preferable materials. In this context, clay minerals are emerging candidates for their bio- and ecocompatibility, low cost and natural availability. Clay minerals present different morphologies according to their layer arrangements. The use of clay minerals, especially in biomedical applications is known from ancient times and they are regaining attention in recent years. The most representative clay minerals are kaolinit, montmorillonite, sepiolites and halloysite. This review summarizes some clay minerals and their derivatives for application as nanocontainer for biologically active species.

Marina Massaro, C.G.C. (2018). The Use of Some Clay Minerals as Natural Resources for Drug Carrier Applications. JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS [10.3390/jfb9040058].

The Use of Some Clay Minerals as Natural Resources for Drug Carrier Applications

Marina Massaro;Carmelo Giuseppe Colletti;Giuseppe Lazzara;Serena Riela
2018-01-01

Abstract

The goal of modern research is to use environmentally preferable materials. In this context, clay minerals are emerging candidates for their bio- and ecocompatibility, low cost and natural availability. Clay minerals present different morphologies according to their layer arrangements. The use of clay minerals, especially in biomedical applications is known from ancient times and they are regaining attention in recent years. The most representative clay minerals are kaolinit, montmorillonite, sepiolites and halloysite. This review summarizes some clay minerals and their derivatives for application as nanocontainer for biologically active species.
2018
Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica
Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica
Marina Massaro, C.G.C. (2018). The Use of Some Clay Minerals as Natural Resources for Drug Carrier Applications. JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS [10.3390/jfb9040058].
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