In this paper we report about the preparation, physicochemical and biological characterization of a magneto responsive nanostructured material based on magnetite nanoparticles (NP) coated with hyaluronic acid (HA). A synthetic approach, based on a Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition “click” reaction between azido-functionalized magnetite NP and a derivative of hyaluronic acid bearing propargylated ferulic acid groups (HA-FA-Pg), was developed to link covalently the polymer layer to the magnetite NP. The functionalization steps of the magnetite NP and their coating with the HA-FA-Pg layer were monitored by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) while Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and ζ- potential measurements were performed to characterize the aqueous dispersions of the HA-coated magnetite NP. Aggregation and sedimentation processes were investigated also by UV-visible spectroscopy and the dispersions of HA-coated magnetite NP were found significantly more stable than those of bare NP. Magnetization and zero field cooled/field cooled curves revealed that both bare and HA-coated magnetite NP are superparamagnetic at room temperature. Moreover, cytotoxicity studies showed that the coating with HA-FA-Pg significantly reduces the cytotoxicity of the magnetite NP providing the rational basis for the application of the HA-coated magnetite NP as healthcare material.
|Titolo:||Covalent hyaluronic-based coating of magnetite nanoparticles: Preparation, physicochemical and biological characterization|
PAOLINO, MARCO (Corresponding)
|Citazione:||Atrei, A.M., Innocenti, C., Lamponi, S., Paesano, S., Leone, G., Reale, A., et al. (2020). Covalent hyaluronic-based coating of magnetite nanoparticles: Preparation, physicochemical and biological characterization. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. C, BIOMIMETIC MATERIALS, SENSORS AND SYSTEMS, 107, 1-14.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|