Chitosan and chitosan based nanocomposites for applications as a drug delivery carrier: A review

E. A.K. Nivethaa, Catherine Ann Martin, Olga V. Frank-Kamenetskaya, S. Narayana Kalkura

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Abstract

Chitosan is a biopolymer possessing extensive properties like biodegradability and biocompatibility due to which it has been extensively used for multifunctional applications. Among the various uses the biomedical applications of chitosan have produced results which has taken us a step closer towards the inhibition of various lethal diseases. In order to improve the activity of chitosan or to improve the drug loading efficiency, composites of chitosan with other polymers, noble metals, nanotubes, bioglass and various other moieties have been prepared. The current review, focusses on the application of chitosan and chitosan based nanocomposites for the delivery of drugs thereby throwing light on how chitosan based systems enable the sustained and prolonged release of drugs thus leading to the effective treatment of infections and diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcesses and Phenomena on the Boundary Between Biogenic and Abiogenic Nature
Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings
EditorsOlga V. Frank-Kamenetskaya, Dmitry Yu. Vlasov, Elena G. Panova, Sofia N. Lessovaia
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages23-37
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030216146
ISBN (Print)9783030216139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventVI International Symposium "Biogenic-abiogenic interactions in natural and anthropogenic systems" devoted to the 150th anniversary of the Saint Petersburg Naturalists Society - СПбГУ, Санкт-Петербург
Duration: 24 Sep 201827 Sep 2018
Conference number: VI

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
ISSN (Print)2193-8571
ISSN (Electronic)2193-858X

Conference

ConferenceVI International Symposium "Biogenic-abiogenic interactions in natural and anthropogenic systems" devoted to the 150th anniversary of the Saint Petersburg Naturalists Society
CountryRussian Federation
CityСанкт-Петербург
Period24/09/1827/09/18

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Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Nivethaa, E. A. K., Martin, C. A., Frank-Kamenetskaya, O. V., & Kalkura, S. N. (2020). Chitosan and chitosan based nanocomposites for applications as a drug delivery carrier: A review. In O. V. Frank-Kamenetskaya, D. Y. Vlasov, E. G. Panova, & S. N. Lessovaia (Eds.), Processes and Phenomena on the Boundary Between Biogenic and Abiogenic Nature: Conference proceedings (pp. 23-37). (Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21614-6_2