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Surfactants and Polymers in Drug Delivery

1st Edition

Edited by Martin Malmsten

CRC Press

368 pages

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This reference features the latest findings surrounding the physicochemical aspects of surfactant and polymer systems to facilitate the design and understanding of novel and advanced drug delivery formulations. It covers the basics of surfactant and polymer surface activity and self-assembly, the various types of structures formed by such compounds, and how they may be used in drug delivery. It also discusses solubilization of drugs in micellar systems, liquid crystalline phases formed by PEO-PPO-PEO block copolymers and other copolymers and surfactants, triggered drug-release from liposome formulations, microemulsions formed by ionic and nonionic surfactants, and much more.


"…This book will reign supreme as an indispensable efficient introduction to the physical chemistry of surfactants and polymers for durg delivery for a long time to come."

-Current Engineering Practice

"…covers practically all aspects related to polymers and surfactants for their use in drug delivery…an indispensable reference book for pharmaceutical technologists in academia as well as industry."


"…well-written and well-documented…valuable….strongly recommended as an introduction to the physical chemistry of surfactants and polymers for drug delivery."

-Angewandte Chemie

"…an excellent review of the important role that surfactants and polymers play in modern drug delivery."

-Reaction Kinetics Catalysis Letters

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Table of Contents



Liquid Crystalline Phases




Aerosols, Bubbles, and Foams

Polymer Solutions and Gels

Polymer Particles

Degradation of Surfactants and Polymers in Drug Delivery

Drying of Formulations Containing Surfactants and Polymers


About the Series

Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers