Anita Bahadur

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The effect of molecular characteristics of EO-PO triblock copolymers viz. Pluronic(®) P103 (EO(17)PO(60)PEO(17)), P123 (EO(19)PO(69)EO(19)), and F127 (EO(100)PO(65)EO(100)) on micellar behavior and solubilization of a diuretic drug, hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) was investigated. The critical micellization temperatures (CMTs) and size for empty as well as drug(More)
The solubilization of a poorly water-soluble antiepileptic drug, carbamazepine (CBZ), in a series of micelle-forming PEO-PPO-PEO block copolymers with combinations of blocks having different molecular weight was studied. The drug solubility and micelle-water partition coefficient (P) were determined using UV-vis spectroscopy. Dynamic light scattering on(More)
The solubilization of four phenolic antioxidants, namely p-hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBAA), syringic acid, sinapic acid, and quercetin in micelles of an ethylene oxide (EO)-propylene oxide (PO) triblock copolymer Pluronic® P104 (EO27-PO61-EO27, PPO mol wt=3540, % PEO=40) was examined at different temperatures, pHs, and in the presence of sodium chloride. The(More)
Byssus threads are tough biopolymer produced by mussels (Mytilus viridis) to attach themselves to rocks. These were collected from mussels in their natural habitat (N) and from animals maintained in laboratory condition (L) as a novel support. Byssus thread surfaces were characterized by SEM analysis, chemically modified and used for adsorption of urease.(More)
Critical micelle concentrations (CMCs) of cationic surfactant (alkyltrimethylammonium bromides, CnTABr, where n = 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18), and a bile salt sodium cholate (NaC) were determined from surface tension, conductance and dye solubilization methods, while of their equimolar mixtures from surface tension and dye solubilization methods. The interaction(More)
Tetronic 1307 (T1307) is a hydrophilic poloxamine (HLB>24) with a high molecular mass owing to its long PEO and PPO blocks. In spite of good biocompatibility, its use as a component of drug delivery systems is limited by its high critical micelle concentration (CMC) and temperature (CMT). The aim of this work was to elucidate whether the addition of NaCl or(More)
Tetronic® 1307 (here after written as T1307) is a hydrophilic ethylene oxide-propylene oxide (EO-PO) star block copolymer with long EO chains (Total MW- 18000 and 70% EO). Although biocompatible, its use as a nanocarrier is restricted owing to its high critical micelle concentration (CMC) and temperature (CMT). We examined if the addition of glucose, a(More)
The interaction of alpha-chymotrypsin, invertase, alcohol dehydrogenase and alkaline phosphatase with some ionic and non-ionic surfactants, viz. sodium dodecyl sulphate, dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate, hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide and Triton X-100, has been examined by studying the effect of varying surfactant(More)
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