Interfacial interaction track of amorphous solid dispersions established by water-soluble polymer and indometacin

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The present work studied interfacial interactions of amorphous solid dispersions matrix of indometacin (IMC) that established using PVP K30 (PVP) and PEG 6000 (PEG) by focusing on their interaction forces and wetting process. Infrared spectroscopy (IR), raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectra and contact angle instrument were used throughout the study. Hydrogen bond energy formed between PEG and IMC were stronger than that of PVP and IMC evidenced by molecular modeling measurement. The blue shift of raman spectroscopy confirmed that hydrogen bonding forces were formed between IMC and two polymers. The contact angle study can be used as an easy method to determine the dissolution mechanism of amorphous solid dispersions through fitting the profile of contact angle of water on a series of tablets. It is believed that the track of interfacial interactions will certainly become powerful tools to for designing and evaluating amorphous solid dispersions.

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