Scopolamine Derivatives as Potential Pharmaceuticals with Calixarene-CyclodextrineNanosponges as Drug Carriers

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Abstract

Tropane alkaloids are molecules with a strong biological activity, which are mainly produced by the members offamily Solanaceae, but also found inother plant families (Convolvulaceae, Brasicaceae, Erythroxylaceae andEuphorbiaceae).1 More than 20 active pharmaceutical substances containingthetropane moiety have been industrially produced and applied as mydriatics, antiemetics, antispasmodics, anesthetics and bronchodilators.Nearly all of them are based on the Scopolamine structure.2 In recent years, several researchers aimed their work to the use of supramolecular systems for the inclusion of organic species, such as complex systems based on cyclodextrines or calixarenes.3They have attracted increasing interest during the past years, due to their adsorption or controlled release abilities towards various organic molecules. An interesting new class of material is calixarene-cyclodextrinenanosponges, which consists of a polymeric network of host co-monomer units crosslinked by triazole units and exhibiting cavities and nanopores in the range of nanometers. The present research work was designed to produce many derivatives of scopolamine, keeping in view their biological activity and comparing them with current tropane pharmaceuticals. Moreover, the research aims to study pharmacokinetics of these derivatives with functionalized calixarene-cyclodextrine polymers as promising drug carriers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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