Magnetite–Corrole Hybrid Nanoparticles

Rute Pereira, Tito Trindade, Joana Barata
2018 Magnetochemistry  
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
more » ... h 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.
doi:10.3390/magnetochemistry4030037 fatcat:inyiyu6h2reqroqumd2jy76cv4