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dc.contributor.advisorNewton, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorLucht, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T17:44:49Z
dc.date.available2017-06-06T17:44:49Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/623980
dc.descriptionClass of 2009 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this experiment was to characterize the pH stability range of 20% Pluronic lecithin organogel (PLO). We intended to determine the viscosity at varying pHs. We prepared six samples of 20% PLO. METHODS: An initial rheological reading of each sample was recorded by a dynamic stress rheometer. Each sample was titrated drop-wise with citric acid or KOH in 0.5 pH increments. When the desired pH was obtained, a 0.5 mL sample was analyzed with a dynamic stress rheometer, RS-200, using Rheos software. RESULTS: Since PLO is a non-Newtonian substance, viscosity changed relative to shear stress and we were not able to examine a correlation of pH with viscosity. Instead we inputted the data into Microsoft Excel® and plotted a shear stress versus viscosity curve for each sample to identify trends. CONCLUSIONS: We were unable to achieve our primary objective of determining the viscosity characterization of 20% PLO at varying pHs due to the non-Newtonian nature of the material. Subjectively, we determined the viscosity of 20% PLO is not substantially affected by pH. Other factors such as temperature, excess liquid, and surfactant ability may influence viscosity and need to be examined in the future.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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dc.subjectPluronic Lecithin Organogelen
dc.subjectpH Stabilityen
dc.subjectViscosityen
dc.subject.meshAdministration, Cutaneousen
dc.subject.meshViscosityen
dc.subject.meshDrug Stabilityen
dc.titleViscosity Characterization of 20% Pluronic Lecithin Organogel at varying pHsen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this experiment was to characterize the pH stability range of 20% Pluronic lecithin organogel (PLO). We intended to determine the viscosity at varying pHs. We prepared six samples of 20% PLO. METHODS: An initial rheological reading of each sample was recorded by a dynamic stress rheometer. Each sample was titrated drop-wise with citric acid or KOH in 0.5 pH increments. When the desired pH was obtained, a 0.5 mL sample was analyzed with a dynamic stress rheometer, RS-200, using Rheos software. RESULTS: Since PLO is a non-Newtonian substance, viscosity changed relative to shear stress and we were not able to examine a correlation of pH with viscosity. Instead we inputted the data into Microsoft Excel® and plotted a shear stress versus viscosity curve for each sample to identify trends. CONCLUSIONS: We were unable to achieve our primary objective of determining the viscosity characterization of 20% PLO at varying pHs due to the non-Newtonian nature of the material. Subjectively, we determined the viscosity of 20% PLO is not substantially affected by pH. Other factors such as temperature, excess liquid, and surfactant ability may influence viscosity and need to be examined in the future.


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