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Preparation and characterization of nimesulide loaded cellulose acetate hydrogen phthalate nanoparticles by salting out technique

Author : Krishna sailaja A, Amareshwar P and Jayaprakash D

The aim of this study is to prepare nimesulide loaded cellulose acetate hydrogen phthalate nanoparticles by salting out technique. In this study Cellulose acetate Hydrogen phthalate was taken as polymer. Nimesulide was selected as a model drug. This technique is suitable for drugs and polymers that are soluble in polar solvents such as acetone or ethanol. The effect of drug concentration and polymer concentration on nanoparticle size, shape, uniform size distribution and stability was studied. Nanoparticles were evaluated for particle size, zetapotential and particle size distribution. Size of the particle was measured by SEM.(Scanning electron microscope).Surface charge and stability of the resultant nanoparticles was determined by Zetasizer. Particle size distribution was determined by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS) with a Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZS. The cellulose acetate hydrogen phthalate concentration and nimesulide concentration was varied from 5mg/ml to 10 mg/ml. The effect of drug and polymer concentrations on nanoparticle size, shape, particle size distribution was studied. Increased drug concentration has no impact on the particle size. The size of the particle was found to be decreased with increased polymer concentration. Increased polymer concentration has resulted in uniform particle size distribution. Higher the polymer concentrations and lower the drug concentrations resulted in uniform particle size distribution.


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