Siegfried Wartewig

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The thermotropic and lyotropic phase behaviour of mixtures of ceramides type IV and cholesterol was investigated using Fourier transform (FT) Raman spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). In the dry and in the fully hydrated state of these mixtures the DSC-curves exhibit an eutectic melting followed by the melting of the residual solid(More)
The structure and hydration of a stratum corneum (SC) lipid model membrane composed of N-(α-hydroxyoctadecanoyl)-phytosphingosine (CER6)/cholesterol (Ch)/palmitic acid (PA)/cholesterol sulfate (ChS) were characterized by neutron diffraction. The neutron scattering length density across the SC lipid model membrane was calculated from measured diffraction(More)
A preparative chromatographic method was developed for the quantitative isolation of the diastereomers of synthetic N-(alpha-hydroxyoctadecanoyl)-phytosphingosine (DL-CER6). The L- and the D-compound were studied each by means X-ray powder diffraction, FT-Raman and FT-IR spectroscopy. The diastereomers exhibit different thermotropic polymorphism. Three(More)
Fourier transform (FT) Raman spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to study the thermotropic phase behaviour of mixtures of ceramides type IV (CER) and stearic acid (SA). For comparison the melting behaviour of SA was re-examined. The Raman spectra of all mixtures in the solid state show sharp bands associated with trans(More)
In this study, the effect of powder cellulose (PC) and 2 types of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC 101 and MCC 301) on pellet properties produced by an extrusion/spheronization process was investigated. The different investigated types of cellulose displayed different behavior during the extrusion/spheronization process. Pure PC was unsuitable for extrusion,(More)
The retrogradation of untreated wild-type starches (potato, maize, and wheat), waxy maize starches, and one pregelatinized, modified amylose-rich starch was investigated continuously using Raman spectroscopy. The method detects conformational changes due to the multi-stage retrogradation, the rate of which differs between the starches. The pregelatinized,(More)
Small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering, dynamic light scattering, X-ray diffraction coupled with differential scanning calorimetry, and Raman spectroscopy were applied to investigate unilamellar (ULVs) and multilamellar (MLVs) dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) vesicles in aqueous sucrose solutions with sucrose concentrations from 0 to 60% w/w. In case(More)
Recently, colloidal dispersions made of mixtures from solid and liquid lipids have been described to overcome the poor drug loading capacity of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN). It has been proposed that these nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) are composed of oily droplets, which are embedded in a solid lipid matrix. High loading capacities and controlled(More)
Mid-IR and Raman spectroscopy are versatile tools in pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, with a wide field of applications ranging from characterization of drug formulations to elucidation of kinetic processes in drug delivery. After an introduction to the basic principles of IR and Raman spectroscopy, new developments in applications of these methods for(More)
Purpose. The effects of ascorbic acid on Stratum corneum lipid models following ultraviolet irradiation were studied adding iron ions as transition metal catalysts. Methods. Lipid peroxidation was quantified by the thiobarbituric acid assay. The qualitative changes were studied on a molecular level by mass spectrometry. To elucidate the nature of free(More)