Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Selected Amorphous Stilbenoids and Their Amorphous Solid Dispersions with Poly (Vinylpyrrolidone)

A Pajzderska and MA Gonzalez, JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, 112, 2444-2452 (2023).

DOI: 10.1016/j.xphs.2023.03.013

Amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) are one of the promising strategies to improve the solubility and dissolution rate of poorly soluble compounds. In this study, Molecular Dynamics simulations were used to investigate the interactions between three selected stilbenoids with important biological activity (resveratrol, pinostilbene and pterostilbene) and poly(vinylpyrrolidone). The analysis of the pair distribution functions and hydrogen bond distributions reveals a significant weakening of the hydrogen bond network of the stilbe-noids in ASDs compared to the pure (no polymer) amorphous systems. This is accompanied by an increase in the mobility of the stilbenoid molecules in the ASDs, both in the translational dynamics determined from the molecular mean square displacements, and in the molecular reorientations followed by analysing several torsional distributions.& COPY; 2023 American Pharmacists Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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