The Use of Some Clay Minerals as Natural Resources for Drug Carrier Applications

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Abstract

The goal of modern research is to use environmentally preferable materials. In this context, clay minerals are emerging candidates for their bio- and ecocompatibility, low cost and natural availability. Clay minerals present different morphologies according to their layer arrangements. The use of clay minerals, especially in biomedical applications is known from ancient times and they are regaining attention in recent years. The most representative clay minerals are kaolinit, montmorillonite, sepiolites and halloysite. This review summarizes some clay minerals and their derivatives for application as nanocontainer for biologically active species.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Functional Biomaterials
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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