Vinod K Aswal

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The objective of the present investigation was to evaluate ability of the novel self-assembled phospholipid- based cationic nanocarriers (LeciPlex) in improving the therapeutic efficacy of a poorly water-soluble natural polyphenolic agent, quercetin (QR), on oral administration. Quercetin loaded LeciPlex (QR-LeciPlex) were successfully fabricated using a(More)
Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) on the unilamellar vesicle (ULV) populations (diameter 500 and 1,000 Å) in D2O was used to characterize lipid vesicles from dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) at three phases: gel Lβ′, ripple Pβ′ and liquid Lα. Parameters of vesicle populations and internal structure of the DMPC bilayer were characterized on the(More)
The objective of the present investigation is to develop and characterize anionic mixed micelles of two biocompatible surfactants, Tween 80 (T-80) and sodium deoxycholate (NaDC), and evaluate their potential in the delivery of doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX), a cationic anticancer drug. The mixed micelles were characterized for their microstructure,(More)
The aggregation behavior of short alkyl chain ionic liquids (ILs), namely 1-butyl, or 1-hexyl or 1-octylpyridinium and 1-octyl-2-, or -3-, or -4-methylpyridinium chlorides, in water has been assessed using surface tension, electrical conductance, (1)H NMR, small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) measurements. Critical(More)
Polyamide nanocomposite films were prepared from nanometer sized silica particles and trimesoyl chloride-m-phenylene diamine based polyamides. The type of silica nanoparticles used is commercial LUDOX HS-40 and the particle size characterized by the radius of gyration (R(g)) is about 66 A. The immediately prepared films were easily broken into particles to(More)
Natural fatty acids such as sodium oleate form highly viscous supramolecular complexes with long-chain cationic surfactants through cooperative self-assembly. Here we report the rheological behavior of linear and branched wormlike micelles formed in mixtures of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and sodium oleate (NaOL). Addition of sodium oleate induces(More)
LiCl-induced changes in the micellar hydration and gelation characteristics of aqueous solutions of the two triblock copolymers F127 (EO(100)PO(70)EO(100)) and P123 (EO(20)PO(70)EO(20)) (where EO represents the ethylene oxide block and PO represents the propylene oxide block) have been studied by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and viscometry. The(More)
The aims of the present study were to formulate stable onion phases of the biodegradable surfactant PEG-8 Distearate (PEG8DS) and evaluate application of the onion phases in encapsulating sumatriptan succinate, a BCS class III potent antimigraine drug. Drug loaded and placebo onion phases were prepared by shearing lyotropic lamellar phases of the(More)
The influence of methyl paraben (MP) and butyl paraben (BP) on the aggregation characteristics of Pluronics in an aqueous medium has been investigated by DLS, SANS, viscometry, and fluorescence measurement techniques. Parabens are extensively used as preservatives in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and food products. In this paper, we show that their influence on(More)
The aggregation behavior of cationic gemini surfactants with respect to variation in head group polarity and spacer length is studied through conductance, surface tension, viscosity, and small-angle neutron-scattering (SANS) measurements. The critical micellar concentration (cmc), average degree of micelle ionization (beta(ave)), minimum area per molecule(More)