A comparative study on chromophore diffusion inside porous filters by pulsed photoacoustic spectroscopy

Germain Puccetti, Roger M. Leblanc

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Abstract

In the context of investigations on drug diffusion into human skin, first examples of using porous filters as model bio-membranes to understand the role of physical and chemical parameters on the penetration of chromophores. The diffusion of small molecules has been investigated in porous filters of different pore sizes by using pulsed photoacoustic spectroscopy. An analogy is made between the model membranes and human skin concerning the influence of the filter structure and the hydrophilic nature of the matrix support material. Finally, first data are presented on the effect of a modified surface filter structure on the diffusion pattern, thus opening the field to the potential use of these filters as model membrane of adjustable structural and chemical parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-228
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 1996

Keywords

  • Diffusion
  • Drug permeability
  • Microporous and porous membranes
  • Photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Filtration and Separation
  • Polymers and Plastics

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