Effect of temperature on the incorporation of Arnica tincture (Arnica Montana) in Polycaprolactone and Chitosan matrices
Efeito da temperatura na incorporação da tintura de Arnica (Arnica Montana) nas matrizes de Polycaprolactona e Quitosana
Keywords:tissue engineering, biopolymer, drug incorporation
This work aims to produce Polycapractone (PCL) and Chitosan (CTS) matrices in different mass proportions and to analyze the incorporation of Arnica's Tincture and Dr. Humphrey's Curative Wonder under different temperatures. The purpose of this analysis is to make viable the creation of biocompatible matrices capable of absorbing and releasing drugs for future use in the field of Tissue Engineering, more specifically, Bone Tissue Engineering, and in addition, to potentiating the absorption capacity of drugs. The matrices produced were immersed in the cited drugs and placed under conditions of different temperatures. The analyzes were done for Mass Variation and Spectroscopy in the Infrared Region by Fourier Transform (FTIR), and the results showed that, for both drugs, the hot incorporation was better than the room temperature incorporation.