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Magnetic nanocomposites of boron and vitamin C

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Abstract

Magnetic nanocomposites comprising elemental boron and vitamin C in the form of mono or bis(ascorbatoborate) complexes have been synthesized for targeted delivery/therapy applications. These nanocomposites were characterized by chemical analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and magnetic measurements. Structural motifs were proposed to justify the arrangement of the complexes around the magnetic core. The nanocomposite particles showed a quasi-spherical morphology with an average size of around 10–15 nm and exhibited a superparamagnetic behavior at 300 K to qualify for potential targeted biomedical applications. The data of chemical analysis suggested that the nanocomposites contain ca. 1015 boron atoms per microgram of sample.

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The article was received on 12 Dec 2016, accepted on 03 Apr 2017 and first published on 03 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ03894H
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Magnetic nanocomposites of boron and vitamin C

    O. Icten, N. S. Hosmane, D. A. Kose and B. Zumreoglu-Karan, New J. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ03894H

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