2019 Volume 67 Issue 4 Pages 389-392
In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of stabilizers and processing parameters on the size reduction of alpha-mangostin (AMG) using high-pressure homogenization (HPH). The solubility of AMG in various stabilizers was studied. Selected stabilizers were used to prepare AMG suspensions by HPH under different conditions. After HPH, the particle size of AMG suspensions with stabilizers significantly decreased to microns. Percent size reduction efficiency of all AMG suspensions with each stabilizer increased with the increase in the number of homogenization cycles. Sodium lauryl sulfate and poloxamer188 provided a greater extent of particle size reduction than polyvinyl caprolactam–polyvinyl acetate–polyethylene glycol graft copolymer. AMG suspensions with binary stabilizers at higher pressure were also prepared. The use of high pressure increased percent size reduction efficiency.