Solid lipid microparticles (SLMs) loaded with high amounts of the sunscreen agent, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (avobenzone) were prepared in order to reduce its photoinstability. The microparticles were produced, using carnauba wax as lipidic material and phosphatidylcholine as the surfactant, by the classical melt dispersion method or the spray congealing technique with pneumatic atomizer. The sunscreen agent loading was 40.1–48.5% (w/w), with no significant differences between the production methods. However, release studies indicated that spray congealing enabled a more efficient modulation of avobenzone release from the SLMs (26% of encapsulated avobenzone released after 2 h as compared to 60% for melt dispersion). The photoprotective efficacy of the SLMs was evaluated after their introduction in a model cream. A statistically significant decrease of the light-induced degradation of avobenzone was obtained by the SLMs prepared by the melt dispersion procedure (the extent of degradation was 38.6 +/- 3.6% for nonencapsulated avobenzone and 32.1+/- 4.3% for the micropaticle-entrapped sunscreen). On the other hand, the SLMs produced by spray congealing achieved a more marked reduction in avobenzone photodecomposition to 15.4+/-4.1%. Therefore, the spray congealing technique was superior to the classical melt dispersion method for rapid and solvent free production of SLMs with a high avobenzone loading capacity.

Evaluation of spray congealing as technique for the preparation of highly loaded solid lipid microparticles containing the sunscreen agent, avobenzone / B. Albertini; M. Mezzena; N. Passerini; L. Rodriguez; S. Scalia. - In: JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0022-3549. - STAMPA. - 98(8):(2009), pp. 2759-2769. [10.1002/jps.21636]

Evaluation of spray congealing as technique for the preparation of highly loaded solid lipid microparticles containing the sunscreen agent, avobenzone

ALBERTINI, BEATRICE;PASSERINI, NADIA;RODRIGUEZ, LORENZO;
2009

Abstract

Solid lipid microparticles (SLMs) loaded with high amounts of the sunscreen agent, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (avobenzone) were prepared in order to reduce its photoinstability. The microparticles were produced, using carnauba wax as lipidic material and phosphatidylcholine as the surfactant, by the classical melt dispersion method or the spray congealing technique with pneumatic atomizer. The sunscreen agent loading was 40.1–48.5% (w/w), with no significant differences between the production methods. However, release studies indicated that spray congealing enabled a more efficient modulation of avobenzone release from the SLMs (26% of encapsulated avobenzone released after 2 h as compared to 60% for melt dispersion). The photoprotective efficacy of the SLMs was evaluated after their introduction in a model cream. A statistically significant decrease of the light-induced degradation of avobenzone was obtained by the SLMs prepared by the melt dispersion procedure (the extent of degradation was 38.6 +/- 3.6% for nonencapsulated avobenzone and 32.1+/- 4.3% for the micropaticle-entrapped sunscreen). On the other hand, the SLMs produced by spray congealing achieved a more marked reduction in avobenzone photodecomposition to 15.4+/-4.1%. Therefore, the spray congealing technique was superior to the classical melt dispersion method for rapid and solvent free production of SLMs with a high avobenzone loading capacity.
2009
Evaluation of spray congealing as technique for the preparation of highly loaded solid lipid microparticles containing the sunscreen agent, avobenzone / B. Albertini; M. Mezzena; N. Passerini; L. Rodriguez; S. Scalia. - In: JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0022-3549. - STAMPA. - 98(8):(2009), pp. 2759-2769. [10.1002/jps.21636]
B. Albertini; M. Mezzena; N. Passerini; L. Rodriguez; S. Scalia
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