Encapsulation of a steroid in polymer matrix of chitosan

OAJ Materials and Devices

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Title Encapsulation of a steroid in polymer matrix of chitosan
Creator Collado, Ana Karelia
Subject biology
polymeric matrix, chitosan microspheres, spray drying, DI-31
Description The DI-31, synthetic analogue of brassinoesteroids,is the active principle (AP) of 16 Biobras, bio-stimulator of plant growth that has proven positive impact on Cuban agriculture. However, it has the disvantages of low solubility in water and the speed with which plants metabolize it. One alternative to overcome these limitations is its microencapsulation into polymeric matrix. It has been investigated that the chitosan constitute an excellent candidate for microencapsulation of DI-31. Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide obtained from chitin extracted from the exoskeletons of crustaceans, that increasing the resistance of plants to attack by variour pests and promote crop yields, possesses excellent biocompatibility.biodegradability, and mucoadhesiveness inducing potential defense against attack by different pathogens.
Publisher Collaborating Academics
Date 2017-06-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://caip.co-ac.com/index.php/materialsanddevices/article/view/20
Source Materials and Devices; Vol 2, No 1 (2017)
Language eng
Relation http://caip.co-ac.com/index.php/materialsanddevices/article/view/20/17
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Ana Karelia Collado

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