Water-structuring molecules and nanomaterials enhance radiofrequency heating in biologically relevant solutions

Nadia C. Lara, Asad A. Haider, Jason C. Ho, Lon J. Wilson, Andrew R. Barron, Steven A. Curley, Stuart J. Corr

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Abstract

For potential applications in nano-mediated radiofrequency cancer hyperthermia, the nanomaterial under investigation must increase the heating of any aqueous solution in which it is suspended when exposed to radiofrequency electric fields. This should also be true for a broad range of solution conductivities, especially those that artificially mimic the ionic environment of biological systems. Herein we demonstrate enhanced heating of biologically relevant aqueous solutions using kosmotropes and a hexamalonoserinolamide fullerene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12630-12633
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number85
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
L. J. W. is also supported by the Welch Foundation (C-0627). C60-ser was prepared and generously provided by Yuri Mackeyev.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.

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