, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 308–314 | Cite as

Stimuli-Responsive Nano-polymer Composite Materials Based on the Triazine Skeleton Structure Used in Drug Delivery

  • Xueying Peng
  • Lulu Wei
  • Xinbo Jing
  • Lin Cui
  • Jianning Wu
  • Guihua Meng
  • Zhiyong LiuEmail author
  • Xuhong Guo
Materials in Nanomedicine and Bioengineering


Herein, we exploit the unique structure, high surface area and porous structure of covalent triazine polymers (CTP) for efficient and targeted drug delivery. We have designed and synthesized a nano-covalent triazine polymer (NCTP) by using Friedel–Crafts reactions and utilized it as a drug carrier for controlled release. The salient features of as-prepared NCTP include excellent dispersibility in physiologic solution and structural stability. Furthermore, we have achieved excellent loading of doxorubicin (DOX), an anticancer drug, onto the NCTP by utilizing the ππ interactions and hydrophobic nature. The toxicity of as-prepared NCTP was assessed by CaSki and HeLa cells, and high efficacy in vitro against both types of cells has been demonstrated.



The authors acknowledge financial support from the Corps Division Development and Innovation Support Program (2017BA041), National Natural Science Foundation of China (51662036) and Engineering Research Center of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bintuan (2016BTRC008 and 2016BTRC005).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Key Laboratory for Chemical Materials of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region/Engineering Center for Chemical Materials of Xinjiang BingtuanShihezi UniversityShiheziPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of MedicineShihezi UniversityShiheziPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Chemical EngineeringEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang BingtuanShiheziPeople’s Republic of China

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