Cubic and Sponge Phases in Ether Lipid-Solvent-Water Ternary Systems: Phase Behavior and NMR Characterization
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

The phase behavior of 1-glyceryl monoleyl ether (GME) in mixtures of water and the solvents 1,5-pentanediol (POL) or N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) was investigated by ocular inspection, polarization microscopy, and small-angle X-ray diffraction (SAXD). Phase diagrams were constructed based on analyses of more than 200 samples prepared using the two different solvents at 20 degrees C. The inverse hexagonal phase formed by GME in excess of water was transformed into the cubic and sponge phase with the increasing amount of each solvent. Particularly POL allowed for the formation of an extended sponge phase area in the phase diagram, comprising up to 70% POL water mixture. The phase behavior using NMP was found to be similar to the earlier investigated solvent propylene glycol. The extended sponge phase for the POL system was attributed to POLs strong surface/interfacial activity with the potential to stabilize the polar/apolar interface of the sponge phase. The cubic and sponge phases formed using POL were further studied by NMR in order to measure the partitioning of POL between the lipid and aqueous domains of the phases. The domain partition coefficient K (lipid domain/aqueous domain) for POL in cubic and sponge phases was found to be 0.78 +/- 0.14 and constant for the two phases.


Hanne Evenbratt

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Farmaceutisk teknologi

Lars Nordstierna

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Teknisk ytkemi

Marica B Ericson

Göteborgs universitet

Sven Engström

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Farmaceutisk teknologi


07437463 (ISSN) 15205827 (eISSN)

Vol. 29 42 13058-13065





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