Controlled release of volatile (−)-menthol in nanoporous silica materials

Zhang, Jun, Yu, Meihua, Yuan, Pei, Lu, Gaoqing and Yu, Chengzhong (2011) Controlled release of volatile (−)-menthol in nanoporous silica materials. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 71 3-4: 593-602. doi:10.1007/s10847-011-9996-4

Author Zhang, Jun
Yu, Meihua
Yuan, Pei
Lu, Gaoqing
Yu, Chengzhong
Title Controlled release of volatile (−)-menthol in nanoporous silica materials
Journal name Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1388-3127
Publication date 2011-06-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10847-011-9996-4
Volume 71
Issue 3-4
Start page 593
End page 602
Total pages 10
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract In this work, a series of nanoporous silica materials have been prepared as adsorbents for volatile (-)-menthol, a molecule widely used in food, pharmacy, and cosmetics. The isothermal release properties of (-)-menthol have been investigated and correlated with the structural parameters of nanoporous absorbents. A rotary evaporation method is used to effectively load (-)-menthol into the nanopores of adsorbents and to prevent the whisker growth during the adsorption. It is demonstrated that the pore size, structure, wall thickness and surface functionality of nanoporous adsorbents are four important parameters to influence the isothermal release of (-)-menthol. By tuning these parameters of nanoporous silica adsorbents, controlled release of (-)-menthol can be achieved. A vesicular silica material with thick wall and hydrophobic functional groups is shown to possess the slowest release performance. Our contribution provides important knowledge for the future applications of nanoporous silica materials in pharmacy and cosmetics.
Keyword Mesoporous
Isothermal release
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Online First 15 June 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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