Special Issue "Transport Properties for Pharmaceutical Controlled-Release Systems"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Ana Cristina Faria Ribeiro

Chemistry Department, University of Coimbra: Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: transport phenomena of ionic and non-ionic solutes in solution; supramolecular chemistry
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Esteso

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering , University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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Interests: electrochemical thermodynamics; electrolyte solutions; thermodynamic and transport properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of controlled-release systems for the reliable and safe delivery of precise dosages of drugs continues to be an active area of research. For example, important results have been obtained by manipulating the rates of diffusion of carrier-drug complexes and thermodynamic binding constants. Despite considerable work, the transport behaviour of these systems is still poorly understood. Because this information is essential for the design of those systems, we propose this Special Issue describing comprehensive studies of the transport properties of drugs and carriers, with special emphasis on measuring in multicomponent chemical interdiffusion coefficients for solutions of drugs (e.g., ethambutol, l-dopa, xantines), and various carriers, including cyclodextrins and resorcinarenes. From such data, is it possible to obtain information, at a molecular level, on interactions that can occur and which may conceivably have application in pharmaceutical research.

Dr. Ana Cristina Faria Ribeiro
Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Esteso
Guest Editors

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  • drugs
  • cyclodextrins
  • sulfonated resorcinares
  • transport properties

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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