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  • 1 Universitr di Parma Dipartimento Farmaceutico Viale delle Scienze 27A 43100 Parma Italy Viale delle Scienze 27A 43100 Parma Italy
  • | 2 University of Parma Department of Pharmacy 43100 Parma Italy 43100 Parma Italy
  • | 3 Universitr di Parma Department of Pharmacy Dipartimento Farmaceutico Viale delle Scienze 27A 43100 Parma Italy Viale delle Scienze 27A 43100 Parma Italy
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Abstract  

Aim of this work was to investigate the solid-state characteristics of micronized acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), produced by rapid expansion of a supercritical carbon dioxide solution (RESS) and to assess whether a correlation could be found between process parameters and solid-state characteristics. Drug solubility in supercritical CO2 was first assessed under various pressure and temperature conditions. DSC, FT-IR, PXRD, SEM, laser light scattering and HPLC were used to characterise the solid phases produced by the RESS. The obtained particles were crystalline, with spectroscopical and diffractometrical pattern overlapping those of the starting available product. However, a strong reduction of particle size was obtained, linearly correlated to pressure imposed during the RESS process, while temperature did not seem to have a major effect. Similar influence of pressure was observed on the final melting temperature of the micronized ASA. The application of a mathematical model allowed to conclude that the melting temperature depression of RESS-prepared ASA powders can be attributed to the decrease of particle dimension rather than to the formation of different solid phases or impurities.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1969
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
24
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)