Synthesis, characterization and sustaining controlled release effect of mesoporous SBA-15/ramipril composite drug

  • Qing-Zhou ZhaiEmail author
  • Yan-Ying Wu
  • Xiao-Han Wang
Original Article


A loading of ramipril in SBA-15 (Santa Barbara Amorphous) mesoporous material was studied. (SBA-15)-ramipril composite material was characterized by chemical analysis, infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, low temperature N2 adsorption–desorption at 77 K characterization techniques. Ramipril drug release processes from SBA-15 host to simulated body fluid (SBF), simulated gastric juice (SGJ), simulated intestinal fluid (SIF) were monitored in a simulated way and actions of the sustained release of (SBA-15)-ramipril was studied. The results showed that the loading amount of ramipril drug in SBA-15 was 90.30 mg/g. The cumulative sustained release rate of ramipril composite drug in SBF achieved 99.7 % after 27 h. When the sustained release of composite drug in SGJ was 8 h, the maximum cumulative sustained release ratio achieved 54.9 %. When the sustained release of composite drug was 9 h in SIF, the maximum cumulative sustained release ratio achieved 34.9 %. The method described in this study is suitable for carrying ramipril drug on SBA-15, and a new carrier to load ramipril drug was found. Meanwhile, the efficacy of ramipril drug and time efficacy could be improved.


Ramipril SBA-15 mesoporous material carrier Drug sustained release Body fluid Gastric juice Intestinal fluid 



The authors acknowledge financial support by Education Department of Jilin Province, P. R. China. The number of the project was 2010JYT10, KYC -JC-XM-2010-014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for NanotechnologyChangchun University of Science and TechnologyChangchunPeople’s Republic of China

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