The production of bone substitute biomimetic materials which could also act as antitumoral drug release agents is of enormous interest. We report in this paper the synthesis and characterization of a novel platinum dinuclear complex containing a geminal bisphosphonate and its embodiment into xerogels prepared by the sol-gel method. Our goal was to obtain a hybrid inorganic matrix that could release a platinum species active against bone tumors or metastases, upon local implant. Two silica xerogels were considered: one was composed of pure silica, while the other contained also some calcium as potential release-modulating agent thanks to its high affinity for bisphophonates. The platinum-complex loading capacity of the inorganic matrices, the release kinetics in buffer simulating physiological conditions, and the stability upon storage were investigated as a function of Pt-complex concentration and calcium addition. We found that the presence of calcium in the composites deeply influences not only the stability of the formulations but also the nature of the platinum complex liberated in solution.

Bisphosphonate complexation and calcium doping in silica xerogels as a combined strategy for local and controlled release of active platinum antitumor compounds

MORPURGO, MARGHERITA;REALDON, NICOLA;
2007

Abstract

The production of bone substitute biomimetic materials which could also act as antitumoral drug release agents is of enormous interest. We report in this paper the synthesis and characterization of a novel platinum dinuclear complex containing a geminal bisphosphonate and its embodiment into xerogels prepared by the sol-gel method. Our goal was to obtain a hybrid inorganic matrix that could release a platinum species active against bone tumors or metastases, upon local implant. Two silica xerogels were considered: one was composed of pure silica, while the other contained also some calcium as potential release-modulating agent thanks to its high affinity for bisphophonates. The platinum-complex loading capacity of the inorganic matrices, the release kinetics in buffer simulating physiological conditions, and the stability upon storage were investigated as a function of Pt-complex concentration and calcium addition. We found that the presence of calcium in the composites deeply influences not only the stability of the formulations but also the nature of the platinum complex liberated in solution.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11577/1774857
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 4
  • Scopus 42
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 41
social impact