The natural bile acid surfactant sodium taurocholate (NaTC) as a coformer in coamorphous systems: Enhanced physical stability and dissolution behavior of coamorphous drug-NaTc systems

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


Graphical abstractThe amorphization of 18 different drugs on milling with one mole equivalent sodium taurocholate (NaTC) was investigated. In all cases the X-ray powder pattern showed an amorphous halo after milling at room temperature or after cryomilling and 14 of the 18 coamorphous drug-NaTC systems were physically stable for between one to eleven months under ambient storage conditions. In three cases, namely carbamazepine-NaTC, indomethacin-NaTC and mefenamic acid-NaTC, significant dissolution advantages over the crystalline drugs were observed, both for the freshly prepared samples and after storage for seven months. To understand the increased physical stability, infrared-, near-infrared and Raman spectroscopic studies were carried out. The effectiveness of NaTC as a coformer in a diverse range of coamorphous systems is attributed to its awkward molecular shape that hampers recrystallization and phase separation and its propensity to form a range of similar, yet different drug-coformer hydrogen bonding arrangements.

    loading  Loading Related Articles