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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Nitric oxide donor superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles|
de Oliveira, MG
|Abstract:||This work reports a new strategy for delivering nitric oxide (NO), based on magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), with great potential for biomedical applications. Water-soluble magnetic nanoparticles were prepared through a co-precipitation method by using ferrous and ferric chlorides in acidic solution, followed by a mercaptosuccinic acid (MSA) coating. The thiolated nanoparticles (SH-NPs) were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM). The results showed that the SH-NPs have a mean diameter of 10 nm and display superparamagnetic behavior at room temperature. Free thiol groups on the magnetite surface were nitrosated through the addition of an acidified nitrite solution, yielding nitrosated magnetic nanoparticles (SNO-NPs). The amount of NO covalently bound to the nanoparticles surface was evaluated by chemiluminescense. The SNO-NPs spontaneously released NO in aqueous solution at levels required for biomedical applications. This new magnetic NO-delivery vehicle has a great potential to generate desired amounts of NO directed to the target location. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
Iron oxide nanoparticles
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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