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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5752090, 10 pages
Research Article

Preparation and Optimization of 10-Hydroxycamptothecin Nanocolloidal Particles Using Antisolvent Method Combined with High Pressure Homogenization

1Key Laboratory of Forest Plant Ecology, Northeast Forestry University, Ministry of Education, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150040, China
2School of Food Science and Technology, National Engineering Research Center of Seafood, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, Liaoning 116034, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xiuhua Zhao and Yuangang Zu

Received 27 February 2017; Accepted 20 April 2017; Published 24 May 2017

Academic Editor: José L. Arias Mediano

Copyright © 2017 Bolin Lian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this study was to prepare 10-hydroxycamptothecin nanocolloidal particles (HCPTNPs) to increase the solubility of drugs, reduce the toxicity, improve the stability of the drug, and so forth. HCPTNPs was prepared by antisolvent precipitation (AP) method combined with high pressure homogenization (HPH), followed by lyophilization. The main parameters during antisolvent process including volume ratio of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and H2O and dripping speed were optimized and their effects on mean particle size (MPS) and yield of HCPT primary particles were investigated. In the high pressure homogeneous procedure, types of surfactants, amount of surfactants, and homogenization pressure (HP) were optimized and their influences on MPS, zeta potential (ZP), and morphology were analyzed. The optimum conditions of HCPTNPs were as follows: 0.2 mg/mL HCPT aqueous suspension, 1% of ASS, 1000 bar of HP, and 20 passes. Finally, the HCPTNPs via lyophilization using glucose as lyoprotectant under optimum conditions had an MPS of 179.6 nm and a ZP of 28.79 ± 1.97 mV. The short-term stability of HCPTNPs indicated that the MPS changed in a small range.