Theophylline-loaded microparticles of a lipid carrier, Precirol ATO 5, were prepared by the ultrasonic spray-congealing method. The goal of the work was to investigate the effect of different concentrations and kind of colloidal silicon dioxide (Aerosil 90, 200 and 300) on the microparticle characteristics (particle size, drug loading, morphology and kinetics of release). The results showed that the introduction of Aerosil improved the drug distribution in the different particle sizes and that the mean diameter of the microparticles decreased with the viscosity of the suspension to be nebulized, especially that with Aerosil 300. Whatever the microparticles formulation is, SEM and image analysis did not reveal any remarkable difference of the microparticle shape and surface area, suggesting that other parameters could influence the dissolution behaviour. Actually, the dissolution profiles of all the formulations appeared to be closely related to the physico-chemical properties of Aerosil, especially to its gelation properties, which are a function of its specific surface area. In particular, microparticles having high concentration of Aerosil 200 and 300 approached a zero order release kinetics, while Aerosil 90 microparticles followed a first order release kinetics. Therefore, the drug release rate is controlled by the extent and rate of water absorption/swelling of the Aerosil employed. Finally, DSC, HSM, XRD and FT-IR evidenced the permanence of the drug in its original state.

ALBERTINI B., PASSERINI N., GONZALEZ-RODRIGUEZ ML., PERISSUTTI B., RODRIGUEZ L. (2004). Effect of Aerosil on the properties of lipid controlled release microparticles. JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 100, 233-246 [10.1016/j.jconrel.2004.08.013].

Effect of Aerosil on the properties of lipid controlled release microparticles.

ALBERTINI, BEATRICE;PASSERINI, NADIA;RODRIGUEZ, LORENZO
2004

Abstract

Theophylline-loaded microparticles of a lipid carrier, Precirol ATO 5, were prepared by the ultrasonic spray-congealing method. The goal of the work was to investigate the effect of different concentrations and kind of colloidal silicon dioxide (Aerosil 90, 200 and 300) on the microparticle characteristics (particle size, drug loading, morphology and kinetics of release). The results showed that the introduction of Aerosil improved the drug distribution in the different particle sizes and that the mean diameter of the microparticles decreased with the viscosity of the suspension to be nebulized, especially that with Aerosil 300. Whatever the microparticles formulation is, SEM and image analysis did not reveal any remarkable difference of the microparticle shape and surface area, suggesting that other parameters could influence the dissolution behaviour. Actually, the dissolution profiles of all the formulations appeared to be closely related to the physico-chemical properties of Aerosil, especially to its gelation properties, which are a function of its specific surface area. In particular, microparticles having high concentration of Aerosil 200 and 300 approached a zero order release kinetics, while Aerosil 90 microparticles followed a first order release kinetics. Therefore, the drug release rate is controlled by the extent and rate of water absorption/swelling of the Aerosil employed. Finally, DSC, HSM, XRD and FT-IR evidenced the permanence of the drug in its original state.
2004
ALBERTINI B., PASSERINI N., GONZALEZ-RODRIGUEZ ML., PERISSUTTI B., RODRIGUEZ L. (2004). Effect of Aerosil on the properties of lipid controlled release microparticles. JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 100, 233-246 [10.1016/j.jconrel.2004.08.013].
ALBERTINI B.; PASSERINI N.; GONZALEZ-RODRIGUEZ ML.; PERISSUTTI B.; RODRIGUEZ L.
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11585/2357
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 70
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 60
social impact