Kuentz, Martin

Kuentz, Martin


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  • Publikation
    A Systematic Study of Molecular Interactions of Anionic Drugs with a Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer Regarding Solubility Enhancement
    (American Chemical Society, 2017) Kirchmeyer, Wiebke; Ross, Alfred; Wyttenbach, Nicole; Alsenz, Jochem; Kuentz, Martin [in: Molecular Pharmaceutics]
    The methacrylate-copolymer Eudragit EPO (EPO) has raised interest in solubility enhancement of anionic drugs. Effects on aqueous drug solubility at rather low polymer concentrations are barely known despite their importance upon dissolution and dilution of oral dosage forms. We provide evidence for substantial enhancement (factor 4–230) of aqueous solubility of poorly water-soluble anionic drugs induced by low (0.1–5% (w/w)) concentration of EPO for a panel of seven acidic crystalline drugs. Diffusion data (determined by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) indicate that the solubility increasing effect monitored by quantitative ultraperformance liquid chromatography was caused primarily by molecular API polymer interactions in the bulk liquid phase. Residual solid API remained unaltered as tested by X-ray powder diffraction. The solubility enhancement (SE) revealed a significant rank correlation (rSpearman = −0.83) with rDiffAPI, where SE and rDiffAPI are defined ratios of solubility and diffusion coefficient in the presence and absence of EPO. SE decreased in the order of indomethacin, mefenamic acid, warfarin, piroxicam, furosemide, bezafibrate, and tolbutamide. The solubilizing effect was attributed to both ionic and hydrophobic interactions between drugs and EPO. The excellent solubilizing properties of EPO are highly promising for pharmaceutical development, and the data set provides first steps toward an understanding of drug–excipient interaction mechanisms.
    01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
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    Miniaturized X-ray powder diffraction assay (MixRay) for quantitative kinetic analysis of solvent-mediated phase transformations in pharmaceutics
    (Elsevier, 30.11.2016) Kirchmeyer, Wiebke; Wyttenbach, Nicole; Alsenz, Jochem; Kuentz, Martin; Grassmann, Olaf [in: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis]
    Many pharmaceutical compounds exhibit polymorphism, which may result in solvent-mediated phase transformations. Since the polymorphic form has an essential influence on physicochemical characteristics such as solubility or dissolution rate, it is crucial to know the exact polymorphic composition of a drug throughout pharmaceutical development. This study addressed the need to perform quantitative X-ray analysis of polymorphic mixtures on a 96-well scale (MixRay). A calibration of polymorphic mixtures (anhydrate and hydrate) was performed with three model drugs, caffeine, piroxicam, and testosterone, and linear correlations were obtained for all compounds. The MixRay approach for piroxicam was applied to a solubility and residual solid screening assay (SORESOS) to quantify the amount of hydrate and anhydrate corresponding to kinetic bulk concentrations. Changes in these drug concentrations correlated well with the kinetic changes in the residual solid. The influence of excipients on the solid state and kinetic concentrations of piroxicam was also studied. Excipients strongly affected polymorphic transformation kinetics of piroxicam and concentrations after 24h depended on the excipient used. The new calibration X-ray method combined with bulk concentration analysis provides a valuable tool for both pharmaceutical profiling and early formulation development.
    01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
  • Publikation
    Theoretical Considerations of the Prigogine–Defay Ratio with Regard to the Glass-Forming Ability of Drugs from Undercooled Melts
    (American Chemical Society, 2016) Wyttenbach, Nicole; Kirchmeyer, Wiebke; Alsenz, Jochem; Kuentz, Martin [in: Molecular Pharmaceutics]
    Drug behavior in undercooled melts is highly important for pharmaceutics with regard to amorphous solid dispersions, and therefore, categories were recently introduced that differentiate glass formers (GFs) from other drugs that are nonglass formers (nGFs). The present study is based on the assumption that molecular properties relevant for the so-called Prigogine-Defay (PD) ratio would be indicative of a drug's glass-forming ability. The PD ratio depends in theory on the entropy of fusion and molar volume. Experimental data were gathered from a broad set of pharmaceutical compounds (n = 54) using differential scanning calorimetry. The obtained entropy of fusion and molar volume were indeed found to significantly discriminate GFs from nGFs. In a next step, the entropy of fusion was predicted by different in silico methods. A first group contribution method provided rather unreliable estimates for the entropy of fusion, while an alternative in silico approach seemed more promising for drug categorization. Thus, a significant discrimination model employed molar volume, a so-called effective hydrogen bond number, and effective number of torsional bonds (or torsional units) to categorize GFs and nGFs (p ≤ 0.0000). The results led to new insights into drug vitrification and to practical rules of thumb. The latter may serve as guidance in pharmaceutical profiling and early formulation development with respect to amorphous drug formulations.
    01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
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    Influence of Excipients on Solvent-Mediated Hydrate Formation of Piroxicam Studied by Dynamic Imaging and Fractal Analysis
    (American Chemical Society, 2015) Kuentz, Martin; Kirchmeyer, Wiebke; Wyttenbach, Nicole; Alsenz, Jochem [in: Crystal Growth & Design]
    01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift