Preparation and Characterization of Gossypol Nanosuspensions
Gossypol (GP) is a kind of poorly water-soluble polyphenolic compounds. In this study, freeze dried gossypol nanosuspensions (GP-NS) were prepared by high-pressure homogenization and Freeze-drying technique. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) and D-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) were used as stabilizing agents for the nanosuspensions while mannitol were used as lyophilized protecting medium. The physicochemical characteristics of the GP-NS were investigated when it was found that the mean particle size and zeta potential of the GP-NS were 217±23 nm and-21.4±2.7 mV, respectively, and the saturation solubility was 586.48±23.03 μg.mL-1. Differential scanning calorimetry and X-Ray Diffraction indicated that GP was in a crystalline state in nanosuspensions. GP-NS with a small particle size, and high saturation solubility, can be produced by the method described in this study.
Z.S. Liu, L.P. Xu, X.D. Liang, Z.H. Wang and H.M. Zhang
S. T. Yang et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Gossypol Nanosuspensions", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1015, pp. 713-720, 2014