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6TMR Modern Herbal Medicine  2019, Vol. 2 Issue (3): 167-172    DOI: 10.12032/TMRmhm2017B51
Application Progress of Porous Materials in Modern Pharmaceutical
Yi Sun2, Wen Liu1,*()
1 Chemistry Experiment Teaching Center, School of Basic Science, Tianjin Agricultural University, Tianjin, China.
2 Traditional Chinese Medicine Department, Tianjin Hexi District Youyi Street Community Health Service Center, Tianjin, China.
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Porous materials have regular three-dimensional pore structure, which has unique advantages in the field of modern pharmaceutical. At present, porous materials commonly used in the pharmaceutical field are mainly molecular sieves, macroporous adsorbent resins, activated carbon, etc. In this paper, the application status of these porous materials in the pharmaceutical field is reviewed, and the future development is prospected.


In order to solve the problems of difficult separation and purification of drugs and poor sustained release performance, researchers began to pay attention to porous materials with regular micro-porous structure. Because of their excellent performance, safety, non-toxicity, low cost and easy production, the common porous materials such as molecular sieves, macroporous adsorption resins and activated carbon are not only widely applied to industry, but also widely studied in the field of medicine. This paper summarizes the progress of the above porous materials in the field of medicine. It is found that these porous materials can be used to extract natural drugs and remove heavy metal impurities in drugs when promoting drug separation and purification, and they can reduce toxicity of raw materials, control drug release time and improve drug targeting when improving drug sustained release performance.

Key wordsPorous materials      Molecular sieves      Macroporous adsorbent resins      Activated carbon     
Published: 25 July 2019
Fund:  This work was Financial supported by the Tianjin Key Research and Development Program (Grant No. 19YFHBQY00010).
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Yi Sun, Wen Liu. Application Progress of Porous Materials in Modern Pharmaceutical. 6TMR Modern Herbal Medicine, 2019, 2(3): 167-172. doi: 10.12032/TMRmhm2017B51

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