The amphiphilic properties of poly(vinylalcohol) substituted with oleic acid was evaluated to assess the possibility to prepare polymeric micelles in an aqueous phase containing a hydrophobic core able to host lipophilic drugs such as retinyl palmitate and thereby enhance its transcutaneous absorption in the stratum corneum. The effect of the increased drug absorption suggests the possibility of interaction between the substituted polymer and the components present in the intercorneocyte spaces. Correlations between the drug concentration in the preparative mixture, micelle size, and drug permeation were evaluated to establish the best functional properties of the micellar systems enhancing retinyl palmitate absorption. Transcutaneous absorption increased with decreasing micelle size, and micelle size decreased on decreasing the drug concentration in the preparative mixture.
|Titolo:||Poly(vinylalcohol-co-vinyloleate) for the preparation of micelles enhancing retinyl palmitate transcutaneous permeation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|