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folic acid-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles

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silicon dioxide

silicic oxide silica
Type Single Compound
Formula SiO2
Role core

(3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane moiety

(3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane moiety (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane moiety γ-aminopropyltriethoxy silane moiety 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane moiety γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane moiety 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane moiety (3-aminopropyl)trioxysilane moiety (3-aminopropyl)silanetrioxy group 3-aminopropylsilanetrioxy group 3-aminopropylsiloxy fragment 3-aminopropyl silane moiety 3-aminopropylsilane moiety γ-APTES moiety 3-APTS moiety APTES moiety APTMS moiety AMPS moiety APTS moiety APS moiety
Type Single Compound
Formula -C3H8NO3Si-
Role layer

folate acid

folic acid folate FOL FA
Type Single Compound
Formula C19H19N7O6
Role layer


General physical and chemical properties

Property Value Nanomaterial Variant Source
Nitrogen adsorption/desorption

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Method Nanomaterial Variant Source
infrared spectroscopy

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Biological effects


Method 1

Type: Chemical synthesis
Starting materials
  • 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane
  • folate acid
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folic acid-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles

Diameter: ~ 120 - 150 nm

Medium/Support: none


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