Context: Flavonoids preservation and release. Objective: Synthesis of a polymeric material able to prevent thermal and photo degradation of a flavonoid model compound, such as (+)-catechin, and suitable for a controlled/sustained delivery of this molecule in gastro-intestinal simulating fluids. Materials and methods: Methacrylic acid (MAA) was grafted onto poly(N-vinyl-pyrrolidone) (PVP) by a free radical grafting procedure involving a single-step reaction at room temperature. For this purpose, hydrogen peroxide/ascorbic acid redox pair was employed as water-soluble and biocompatible initiator system. Results and discussion: FT-IR spectra confirmed the insertion of MAA onto the polymeric chain. Stability studies, performed under various conditions, such as freeze-thaw cycles, exposure to strong light, thermal stability studies under constant humidity and with light protection at different temperatures, showed the preservative properties of the polymeric material towards flavonoids. Furthermore, the biocompatibility was highlighted by Hen's Egg Test-Chorioallantoic Membrane assay and in vitro release studies demonstrated the possibility to employ PVP-MAA copolymer as a device for gastro-intestinal release of flavonoids. Conclusion: The coupling of good preservative properties together with biocompatibility and the usefulness as carrier in controlled release make this kind of material very interesting from an industrial point of view for different applications in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic fields.

Flavonoids preservation and release by methacrylic acid-grafted (N-vinyl-pyrrolidone)

Parisi OI;Puoci F;Iemma F;Curcio M;Cirillo G;Spizzirri UG;Picci N
2013

Abstract

Context: Flavonoids preservation and release. Objective: Synthesis of a polymeric material able to prevent thermal and photo degradation of a flavonoid model compound, such as (+)-catechin, and suitable for a controlled/sustained delivery of this molecule in gastro-intestinal simulating fluids. Materials and methods: Methacrylic acid (MAA) was grafted onto poly(N-vinyl-pyrrolidone) (PVP) by a free radical grafting procedure involving a single-step reaction at room temperature. For this purpose, hydrogen peroxide/ascorbic acid redox pair was employed as water-soluble and biocompatible initiator system. Results and discussion: FT-IR spectra confirmed the insertion of MAA onto the polymeric chain. Stability studies, performed under various conditions, such as freeze-thaw cycles, exposure to strong light, thermal stability studies under constant humidity and with light protection at different temperatures, showed the preservative properties of the polymeric material towards flavonoids. Furthermore, the biocompatibility was highlighted by Hen's Egg Test-Chorioallantoic Membrane assay and in vitro release studies demonstrated the possibility to employ PVP-MAA copolymer as a device for gastro-intestinal release of flavonoids. Conclusion: The coupling of good preservative properties together with biocompatibility and the usefulness as carrier in controlled release make this kind of material very interesting from an industrial point of view for different applications in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic fields.
Catechin, Poly(N-vinyl-pyrrolidone), Preservation, Release, Single-step grafting
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