Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 517 (2018) 221–229 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Colloid and Interface Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jcis Regular Article Effect of intercalated chitosan/clay nanostructures on concentrated pluronic F127 solution: A FTIR-ATR, DSC and rheological study Caterina Branca , Khaoula Khouzami, Ulderico Wanderlingh, Giovanna D’Angelo Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche, Scienze Fisiche e Scienze della Terra (MIFT), Università degli Studi di Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres, 31, 98166 Messina, Italy graphical a bstract article i nfo abstract Article history: Hypothesis: The thermoreversible gel-like behavior of pluronics can be affected by the presence of drugs Received 13 December 2017 or cosolvents. So far, the effects of polysaccharides and of clays singularly added on a pluronic water dis- Revised 2 February 2018 persion were investigated and the gelation and viscoelastic properties tuned by properly varying the con- Accepted 2 February 2018 centration of the additives. The combined addition of chitosan and montmorillonite opens the possibility Available online 3 February 2018 to join the properties of the single constituents to formulate bio-based temperature-sensitive vehicles. Experiments: Chitosan, montmorillonite and chitosan-montmorillonite nanocomposites were added on a Keywords: concentrated pluronic F127 aqueous solution. The pluronic-based systems were investigated by
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Published: May 1, 2018
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