Multifunctional PEG-carboxylate copolymer coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical application

Illés, Erzsébet and Szekeres, Márta and Tóth, Ildikó Y. and Szabó, Ákos and Iván, Béla and Vékás, Ladislau and Zupkó, István and Jaics, György and Tombácz, Etelka (2018) Multifunctional PEG-carboxylate copolymer coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical application. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 451. pp. 710-720. ISSN 0304-8853


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Biocompatible magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) were prepared by post-coating the magnetic nanocores with a synthetic polymer designed specifically to shield the particles from non-specific interaction with cells. Poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA) macromonomers and acrylic acid (AA) small molecular monomers were chemically coupled by quasi-living atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) to a comb-like copolymer, P(PEGMA-co-AA) designated here as P(PEGMA-AA). The polymer contains pendant carboxylate moieties near the backbone and PEG side chains. It is able to bind spontaneously to MNPs; stabilize the particles electrostatically via the carboxylate moieties and sterically via the PEG moieties; provide high protein repellency via the structured PEG layer; and anchor bioactive proteins via peptide bond formation with the free carboxylate groups. The presence of the P(PEGMA-AA) coating was verified in XPS experiments. The electrosteric (i.e., combined electrostatic and steric) stabilization is efficient down to pH 4 (at 10 mM ionic strength). Static magnetization and AC susceptibility measurements showed that the P(PEGMA-AA)@MNPs are superparamagnetic with a saturation magnetization value of 55 emu/g and that both single core nanoparticles and multicore structures are present in the samples. The multicore components make our product well suited for magnetic hyperthermia applications (SAR values up to 17.44 W/g). In vitro biocompatibility, cell internalization, and magnetic hyperthermia studies demonstrate the excellent theranostic potential of our product. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyethylene Glycols; Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles; Synthetic aperture radar; Superparamagnetism; Saturation magnetization; PROTEINS; Polyethylene oxides; Plastic coatings; NANOPARTICLES; Nanomagnetics; MONOMERS; Metal Nanoparticles; Medical applications; MAGNETIZATION; Magnetite Nanoparticles; MAGNETISM; Magnetic susceptibility; LIVING POLYMERIZATION; Iron oxides; ionic strength; Free radical reactions; COATINGS; Carboxylation; biocompatibility; Atom transfer radical polymerization; ascorbic acid; Acrylic monomers; Theranostics; Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs); PEGylation; CORE-SHELL NANOPARTICLES; COLLOIDAL STABILITY; Cell internalization
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC04 Electricity. Magnetism. Electromagnetism / villamosság, mágnesesség, elektromágnessesség
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 07:25
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2020 23:15

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