[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This work describes the synthesis of new amphiphilic perfluorohexyl- and perfluorooctyl-propanethio-beta-cyclodextrins and the comparison of the ability of these molecules and alkyl analogue, nonanethio-beta-cyclodextrin to form nanospheres. Nanospheres were prepared using nanoprecipitation method (perfluoroalkylthio-beta-cyclodextrin in THF [0.11 x 10(-3)M], stirring rate 700rpm, addition of aqueous phase at 64 degrees C into organic phase at 50 degrees C). They were characterised by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS) and by electron microscopy (SEM and cryo-TEM). The nanospheres prepared from these new beta-cyclodextrin derivatives have an average size of 260nm, and appear to be spherical in cryo-TEM images. Whereas alkyl analogue forms polydisperse aggregates with sizes in the range 60-350nm.
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 06/2005; 60(1):123-31. · 3.83 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A new series of fluorinated amphiphilic β-cyclodextrin derivatives has been synthesized. The strategy is based on the modification of the C-6 position of the mono-6-deoxy-6A-para-tolylsulfonyl, di-6A, 6D-deoxy-6A, 6D-(para-tolylsulfonyl) and heptakis-(6-deoxy-6-iodo)-β-cyclodextrin precursors. The synthesis lead to mono-perfluoroalkylthio-, di-perfluoroalkylthio- and heptakis-perfluoroalkylthio-β-cyclodextrin in excellent yields (90–99%).