Next Article in Journal
In Vitro Re-Hardening of Bleached Enamel Using Mineralizing Pastes: Toward Preventing Bacterial Colonization
Previous Article in Journal
Application of Light Metal Alloy EN AW 6063 to Vehicle Frame Construction with an Innovated Steering Mechanism
Previous Article in Special Issue
Magnetic Nanoparticles of Zinc/Calcium Ferrite Decorated with Silver for Photodegradation of Dyes
Open AccessArticle

Development of Novel Magnetoliposomes Containing Nickel Ferrite Nanoparticles Covered with Gold for Applications in Thermotherapy

1
Centre of Physics (CFUM), University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
2
IFIMUP—Instituto de Física de Materiais Avançados, Nanotecnologia e Fotónica, Universidade do Porto, DFA-FCUP, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Materials 2020, 13(4), 815; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13040815
Received: 17 January 2020 / Revised: 3 February 2020 / Accepted: 9 February 2020 / Published: 11 February 2020
Multifunctional nanosystems combining magnetic and plasmonic properties are a promising approach for cancer therapy, allowing magnetic guidance and a local temperature increase. This capability can provide a triggered drug release and synergistic cytotoxic effect in cancer cells. In this work, nickel ferrite/gold nanoparticles were developed, including nickel ferrite magnetic nanoparticles decorated with plasmonic gold nanoparticles and core/shell nanostructures (with a nickel ferrite core and a gold shell). These nanoparticles were covered with a surfactant/lipid bilayer, originating liposome-like structures with diameters below 160 nm. The heating capacity of these systems, upon excitation with light above 600 nm wavelength, was assessed through the emission quenching of rhodamine B located in the lipid layer. The developed nanosystems show promising results for future applications in thermotherapy. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnetic/plasmonic nanoparticles; nickel ferrite; gold; magnetoliposomes; thermotherapy magnetic/plasmonic nanoparticles; nickel ferrite; gold; magnetoliposomes; thermotherapy
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Rio, I.S.R.; Rodrigues, A.R.O.; Rodrigues, C.P.; Almeida, B.G.; Pires, A.; Pereira, A.M.; Araújo, J.P.; Castanheira, E.M.S.; Coutinho, P.J.G. Development of Novel Magnetoliposomes Containing Nickel Ferrite Nanoparticles Covered with Gold for Applications in Thermotherapy. Materials 2020, 13, 815.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop