Special Issue "Magnetіc Structure Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2020.
Interests: functional magnetic oxides; single crystals; ceramics; crystal structure
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Magnetic structure compounds with a strong coupling of chemical composition, crystal/magnetic structure, and magnetic properties are very important today. A significant interest is due to deep fundamental and practical aspects. Chemical composition critically influences structural parameters and functional properties in magnetic structure compounds. New theoretical and experimental data lead to the emergence of new technologies that will make our world a better place. I kindly invite you to make a contribution to this Special Issue of Crystals titled as “Magnetic Structure Compounds”.
Prof. Dr. Denis Vinnik
Dr. Andrey Starikov
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- Crystal structure
- Magnetic structure
- Functional materials
- Magnetic oxides
- Physical properties
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Affiliation: 1 Biomaterials Research Group, Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111, Iran
2 Department of Cellular Biotechnology, Cell Science Research Center, Royan Institute for Biotechnology, ACECR, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract: Poly (caprolactone; PCL) - poly (N-isopropylacrylamie; PNIPAAm) - Fe3O4 fiber, that can be magnetically actuated, is reported. Here, we engineer a structure that can be utilized as a smart carrier for the release of chemotherapeutic drug via magneto-thermal activation, with the aid of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). The drug release, magnetic, hyperthermia and cellular cytotoxicity is evaluated. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed a decrease in fiber diameter by increasing MNPs concentration. The magnetic measurement of the fibers revealed a saturation magnetization values within the range of 1.2-2.2 emu/g. The magnetic PCL-PNIPAAm- Fe3O4 scaffold showed a specific loss power (SLP) value of 4/19 W/g at 20wt% MNPs. Hydrophilic properties of the scaffolds were confirmed through swelling percentage evaluation following immersion in phosphate buffer solution. A temperature increase of 40 oC led to a 600% swelling after only 3 h. Using doxorubicin (DOX) as a model drug, we demonstrated that a controllable drug release profile can be achieved. Almost 39% of the total drug loaded was released after 96 h at 37 oC, while 25% drug release in 3 h at 40 oC was detected. The non-cytotoxic effect, coupled with magneto-thermal property and controlled drug release, renders enormous potential for these fibers to be used as a smart drug-release agent for localized cancer therapy.