Interaction of paclitaxel with DSPC in monolayers at the air/water interface at different temperatures

Tzung Han Chou, I. Ming Chu, Chien Hsiang Chang

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Measurements of the film pressure-area (∏-A) isotherms for paclitaxel/L-α-distearoyl phosphatidylcholine (DSPC) mixed monolayers were conducted at 24.5 and 37°C. Thermodynamic properties of paclitaxel and DSPC in a monolayer at the air/water interface were studied from data obtained. The ∏-A isotherms showed that paclitaxel and DSPC were miscible at 24.5°C and at higher temperature, desorption of paclitaxel from the interface into subphase was observed. Incorporation of paclitaxel had a profound influence on the shape of isotherms and the compressibility of a mixed monolayer. These observations were directly dependent on the concentration of paclitaxel in the monolayer. Comparison with the data of compressibility for mixed monolayers suggests that a monolayer containing 5% paclitaxel possessed the strongest attractive interaction, and also the most stable state one according to the estimation of the free energy and the excess free energy of mixing. Additionally, the relevance of these observations to the behavior of paclitaxel-lipid liposomes was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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