Terpene microemulsions for transdermal curcumin delivery: effects of terpenes and cosurfactants.

@article{Chen2011TerpeneMF,
  title={Terpene microemulsions for transdermal curcumin delivery: effects of terpenes and cosurfactants.},
  author={Chien-Hao Chen and Fu-Yen Chang and De-Kai Hung},
  journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
Microemulsion systems composed of terpenes, polysorbate 80, cosurfactants, and water were investigated as transdermal delivery vehicles for curcumin. Pseudoternary phase diagrams of three terpenes (limonene, 1,8-cineole, and α-terpineol) at a constant surfactant/cosurfactant ratio (1:1) were constructed to illustrate their phase behaviors. Limonene combined with cosurfactants like ethanol, isopropanol, and propylene glycol were employed as microemulsion ingredients to study their potential for… CONTINUE READING

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Limonene combined with cosurfactants like ethanol , isopropanol , and propylene glycol were employed as microemulsion ingredients to study their potential for transdermal curcumin delivery .
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Limonene combined with cosurfactants like ethanol , isopropanol , and propylene glycol were employed as microemulsion ingredients to study their potential for transdermal curcumin delivery .
Limonene combined with cosurfactants like ethanol , isopropanol , and propylene glycol were employed as microemulsion ingredients to study their potential for transdermal curcumin delivery .
In conclusion , microemulsions loaded with curcumin were successfully optimized for transdermal delivery after screening various terpenes , cosurfactants , and limonene / water ratios .
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