AAPS PharmSciTech

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp E95–E98 | Cite as

Viscoelastic properties of a virucidal cream containing the monoglyceride monocaprin: Effects of formulation variables: A technical note

  • Thórunn Ósk Thorgeirsdóttir
  • Halldór Thormar
  • Thórdís Kristmundsdóttir

Summary and Conclusions

The viscoelastic properties of the cream formulations were tested by 2 methods (ie, increased stress and increased frequency tests). The rheology experiments indicate that the formulations are stable; they show resistance to external forces, as their elastic properties are sustained whether or not the magnitude or frequency of external forces are increased. The results show that rheological properties of the formulations are affected by the proportion of the oil phase and the amount of carbomer in the aqueous phase, but the effect of monocaprin is modest. Increasing carbomer amount increases viscosity and elasticity. Increasing the oil volume fraction increased the structural stability of the creams. The formulation containing monocaprin, which yielded the most viscoelastic structure was a cream containing 10% oil phase and 0.5% carbomer (Formulation 9).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thórunn Ósk Thorgeirsdóttir
    • 1
  • Halldór Thormar
    • 2
  • Thórdís Kristmundsdóttir
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PharmacyUniversity of IcelandReykjavíkIceland
  2. 2.Institute of BiologyUniversity of IcelandReykjavikIceland

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