By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanocomposites have been published. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Magnetic silica-pillared clay with ordered layered structure and uniform gallery pore size distribution were synthesized by generating magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles onto the mesoporous silica-pillared clay hosts using molecular self-assembly method. The obtained magnetic silica-pillared clay samples have been characterized by elemental analysis (XRF), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), N-2 adsorption-desorption isotherms, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra, X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, "Such results indicate that the formed magnetic silica-pillared clay, keeps the ordered layered structure and uniform gallery pore size, and the magnetic nanoparticles generated onto the silica-pillared clay host is mainly composed of Fe3O4. Magnetic measurements reveal that these composites possess super paramagnetic properties at 300 K, and the saturation magnetization increases with increasing Fe ratio loaded. These magnetic silica-pillared clays show sustained release profiles with acetylsalicylic acid as the model drug."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The magnetic silica-pillared clay samples show higher release rate with respect to the general silica-pillared clay."
For more information on this research see: Fabrication of magnetic silica-pillared clay (SPC) nanocomposites with ordered interlayer mesoporous structure for controlled drug release. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2014;184():169-176. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Microporous and Mesoporous Materials - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/600760)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.H. Mao, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, State Key Lab Chem Resource Engn, Beijing 100029, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.T. Liu, J.H. Yang, B.S. Li, Q. Chen and J. Zhong (see also Nanocomposites).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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