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International journal of pharmaceutics

Novel semisolid SNEDDS based on PEG-30-dipolyhydroxystearate: development and characterization.


PMID 25445530

Abstract

The aim of the current study is to explore the potential of PEG-30-dipolyhydroxystearate (Cithrol(®) DPHS) and Soluplus(®) as ingredients in novel semisolid self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS). Semisolid SNEDDS consisting of Cithrol(®) DPHS, Capmul(®) MCM and Kolliphor(®) HS 15 were successfully prepared. The formulations were comprehensively characterized by photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), electron spin resonance (ESR) and proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR). All formulations were semisolid at room temperature and melted at body temperature. The hydrodynamic diameter of the dispersions was less than 25 nm. The ratio Cithrol(®) DPHS:Capmul(®) MCM was found to be critical for the dispersibility and the stability of the formed nanoemulsion.