Lecithin Aerosols Generated Ultrasonically above 25°C

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Science  06 Jun 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3884, pp. 1167-1168
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3884.1167


Dl-Dipalmitoyl-α-lecithin, suspended in 0.15-molar sodium chloride solution by sonic cavitation at 20 kilohertz, can be aerosolized by an 800-kilohertz ultrasonic generator only at temperatures above 25°C. The aerosol thus produced is exceptionally stable against evaporation even at particle radii of 0.1 to 0.6 micron; this suggests applicability to the therapy of pulmonary disorders.

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