Scientific article

Immobilized pH gradient gel cell to study the pH dependence of drug lipophilicity

Published inAnalytical chemistry, vol. 78, no. 5, p. 1503-1508
Publication date2006

An experimental setup to study the pH dependence of standard ion-transfer potentials at the water/NPOE interface is presented. The system is composed of a microhole generated by laser photoablation in a 12-microm polyethylene terephthalate film, the aqueous phase consisting of a commercial immobilized pH gradient gel reswelled in electrolyte solution and a droplet of organic solution. Two electrodes are used, an Ag/AgCl aqueous electrode and an Ag/AgTPBCl organic electrode. This setup is applied to the study of two ionizable compounds (pyridine, 2,4-dinitrophenol). Thermodynamic parameters such as the standard transfer potential, the Gibbs energy of transfer, and the partition coefficients of the ionized forms as well as the neutral forms of these drug compounds are evaluated by differential pulse voltammetry. The data obtained are summarized in ionic partition diagrams, which are a useful tool for predicting and interpreting the transfer behavior of ionized drugs at the liquid/liquid interfaces mimicking the biological membranes.

  • Cell Membrane Permeability
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrodes
  • Gels
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Ions
  • Membrane Potentials
  • Models, Biological
  • Models, Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations/chemistry
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pyridines/pharmacokinetics
  • Thermodynamics
Citation (ISO format)
LAM, H. T. et al. Immobilized pH gradient gel cell to study the pH dependence of drug lipophilicity. In: Analytical chemistry, 2006, vol. 78, n° 5, p. 1503–1508. doi: 10.1021/ac051808a
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