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Magnetite–Corrole Hybrid Nanoparticles

Department of Chemistry and CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3800-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Department of Chemistry and QOPNA, University of Aveiro, 3800-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Magnetochemistry 2018, 4(3), 37;
Received: 22 June 2018 / Revised: 16 August 2018 / Accepted: 17 August 2018 / Published: 22 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Magnetite Nanomaterials)
This study describes the first example of a hybrid material comprising corrole- and silica-coated magnetite nanoparticles. Firstly, cuboid and spheroid magnetite nanoparticles were prepared using a simple hydrothermal route, followed by a silica coating. The hybrid nanoparticles were obtained by promoting a covalent link between a gallium (III)(pyridine) complex of 5,10,15-tris(pentafluorophenyl)corrole (GaPFC) and the surface of magnetite–silica core/shell nanoparticles (Fe3O4@SiO2), shaped both as cuboids and spheroids. The hybrids were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV-Vis) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Preliminary studies on the capacity of singlet oxygen generation of the hybrid nanoparticles showed that these have lower efficiency values when compared to the pure corrole compound. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnetite nanoparticles; corroles; photodynamic therapy magnetite nanoparticles; corroles; photodynamic therapy
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Pereira, R.A.; Trindade, T.; Barata, J.F.B. Magnetite–Corrole Hybrid Nanoparticles. Magnetochemistry 2018, 4, 37.

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