Controlled Release Behavior of Temperature Responsive Composite Hydrogel Containing Activated Carbon Yun, Ju-Mi; Im, Ji-Sun; Jin, Dong-Hwee; Lee, Young-Seak; Kim, Hyung-Il;
The composites of temperature-sensitive hydrogel and activated carbons were prepared in order to improve both the mechanical strength of hydrogel matrix and the loading capacity of drug in a hydrogel drug delivery system. The swelling of composite hydrogel was varied depending on the temperature. Both the swelling and the release behavior of the composite hydrogel were varied depending on the kind of activated carbon. The release behavior showed the high efficiency which is important for practical applications.
Drug delivery system;Controlled release;Temperature-sensitive hydrogel;Activated carbon;Mechanical property;