Bioinorganic Magnetic Core-Shell Nanocomposites Carrying Antiarthritic Agents: Intercalation of Ibuprofen and Glucuronic Acid into Mg-Al-Layered Double Hydroxides Supported on Magnesium Ferrite

AY A. N. , Zumreoglu-Karan B., TEMEL A., RİVES V.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol.48, no.18, pp.8871-8877, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ic901097a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.8871-8877
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of a composite constituted by an antiarthritic agent (AA) intercalated into a layered double hydroxide (LDH) supported on magnesium ferrite. Core-shell nanocomposites were prepared by depositing Mg-Al-NO3-LDH on a MgFe2O4 core prepared by calcination of a nonstoichiometric Mg-Fe-CO3-LDH. Intercalation of ibuprofen and glucuronate anions was performed by ion-exchange with nitrate ions. The structural characteristics of the obtained products were investigated by powder X-ray diffraction, element chemical analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. Morphologies of the nanocomposite particles were examined by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The products were shown to intercalate substantial amounts of AA with enhanced thermal stabilities. Room-temperature magnetic measurements by vibrating sample magnetometry revealed that the products show soft ferromagnetic properties suitable for potential utilization in magnetic arthritis therapy.