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Physico-chemical characterization of inclusion complex between hydroxymethylnitrofurazone and hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin

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Renato Grillo ; Nathalie F. S. de Melo ; Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto ; Charles L. Brito ; Gustavo H. G. Trossini ; Carla M. S. Menezes ; Elizabeth Igne Ferreira ; Carolina Morales Moraes
Total Authors: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: Química Nova; v. 31, n. 2, p. 290-295, 2008.

Hydroxymethylnitrofurazone (NFOH) is a prodrug that is active against Trypanosoma cruzi. It however presents low solubility and high toxicity. Hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-beta-CD) can be used as a drug-delivery system for NFOH modifying its physico-chemical properties. The aim of this work is to characterize the inclusion complex between NFOH and HP-beta-CD. The rate of NFOH release decreases after complexation and thermodynamic parameters from the solubility isotherm studies revealed that a stable complex is formed (deltaGº= 1.7 kJ/mol). This study focuses on the physico-chemical characterization of a drug-delivery formulation that comes out as a potentially new therapeutic option for Chagas disease treatment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/03045-9 - Development of inclusion complexes between antichagasic compounds and cyclodextrins
Grantee:Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
Support type: Regular Research Grants