Richard Duro

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This review considers basic aspects of the interfacial adsorption of polymers and surfactants, with particular reference to the relevance of these processes for the formulation of pharmaceutical disperse systems. First, we discuss different approaches to the interpretation of adsorption isotherms, paying particular attention to systems containing more than(More)
This work examined the physico-chemical phenomena induced in aqueous suspensions of pyrantel pamoate by two varieties of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) and sodium carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC) of different molecular weights, and the effects of these phenomena on the physical stability of the suspension. The mechanism of the interfacial adsorption of(More)
The synthesis of a series of dialkylaminoalkylic amides of 1-chloro-3-carboxy-4-methylisoquinoline (VIII), of 1-methoxy-3-carboxy-4-methylisoquinoline (VI) and of 3-carboxy-2,4-dimethyl-1-oxoisoquinoline (XIII) is described. In addition a series of 1-amino-substituted 3-carboxymethyl-4-methylisoquinolines (II) was synthesized. The pharmacological activity(More)
The stability of several varieties of hydroxypropylcellulose was monitored during 3 years of storage (1) under the conditions recommended by manufacturers and official pharmacopoeias (simple storage in closed containers) and (2) at zero relative humidity. After 1 year, severe degradation of the varieties with lower initial pH and particle size stored at(More)
Aims. We have studied the afterglow of the gamma-ray burst (GRB) of February 18, 2006. This is a nearby long GRB, with a very low peak energy, and is therefore classified as an X-ray Flash (XRF). XRF 060218 is clearly associated with a supernova – dubbed SN 2006aj. Methods. We present early spectra for SN 2006aj as well as optical lightcurves reaching out(More)
The characteristics of the adsorption process of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) of molecular weight 35400 Da and nominal viscosity 100 cps onto liposomes prepared with different egg lecithin-cholesterol molar ratios were examined. Adsorption isotherms were constructed and analysed to investigate the mechanisms implicated in the incorporation of the(More)