Review of Ionic Liquid and Ionogel-Based Biomaterials for Advanced Drug Delivery

Muzammil Kuddushi, Ben Bin Xu, Naved Malek, Xuehua Zhang*

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Ionic liquids (ILs) play a crucial role in the design of novel materials. The ionic nature of ILs provides numerous advantages in drug delivery, acting as a green solvent or active ingredient to enhance the solubility, permeability, and binding efficiency of drugs. They could also function as a structuring agent in the development of nano/micro particles for drug delivery, including micelles, vesicles, gels, emulsion, and more. This review summarize the ILs and IL-based gel structures with their advanced drug delivery applications. The first part of review focuses on the role of ILs in drug formulation and the applications of ILs in drug delivery. The second part of review offers a comprehensive overview of recent drug delivery applications of IL-based gel. It aims to offer new perspectives and attract more attention to open up new avenues in the biomedical applications of ILs and IL-based gels.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103244
Number of pages27
JournalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
Early online date26 Jun 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Jun 2024

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