Magnetic nanocomposites of boron and vitamin C

İÇTEN O., HOSMANE N. S., KÖSE D. A., Zumreoglu-Karan B.

NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.41, no.9, pp.3646-3652, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c6nj03894h
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3646-3652
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Magnetic nanocomposites comprising elemental boron and vitamin C in the form of mono or bis(ascorbatoborate) complexes have been synthesized for targeted delivery/therapy applications. These nanocomposites were characterized by chemical analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and magnetic measurements. Structural motifs were proposed to justify the arrangement of the complexes around the magnetic core. The nanocomposite particles showed a quasi-spherical morphology with an average size of around 10-15 nm and exhibited a superparamagnetic behavior at 300 K to qualify for potential targeted biomedical applications. The data of chemical analysis suggested that the nanocomposites contain ca. 10(15) boron atoms per microgram of sample.