Preparation and Characteristics of γ-Fe2O3/Polyaniline-Curcumin Composites
AbstractSuperparamagnetic nanomaterials are showing great prospects in medical treatments with targeting medicines. A new conductive superparamagnetic nanocomposite, γ-Fe2O3/polyaniline-curcumin (γ-Fe2O3/PANI-curcumin), was prepared by using the interaction between an amino group in polyaniline and a ketone group in curcumin. The γ-Fe2O3/PANI-curcumin nanocomposite showed superparamagnetism (30 emu·g−1) and electrochemical activity, based on the results of magnetization curve and cyclic voltammetry (CV). Transmission electron microscope (TEM) indicated that the particle size of γ-Fe2O3/PANI-curcumin was between 10 and 50 nm. Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to characterize the γ-Fe2O3/PANI-curcumin nanocomposite, confirming that curcumin was immobilized into the γ-Fe2O3/PANI chain. This study provided an academic foundation for developing a new material for immobilizing an anticancer drug. View Full-Text
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Li, Y.; Zhu, C.; Kan, J. Preparation and Characteristics of γ-Fe2O3/Polyaniline-Curcumin Composites. Metals 2015, 5, 2401-2412.
Li Y, Zhu C, Kan J. Preparation and Characteristics of γ-Fe2O3/Polyaniline-Curcumin Composites. Metals. 2015; 5(4):2401-2412.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Yongli; Zhu, Chunxia; Kan, Jinqing. 2015. "Preparation and Characteristics of γ-Fe2O3/Polyaniline-Curcumin Composites." Metals 5, no. 4: 2401-2412.