Aluminum Doped MCM-41 Nanoparticles as Platforms for the Dual Encapsulation of a CO-Releasing Molecule and Cisplatin

Francisco J. Carmona, Ignacio Jiménez-Amezcua, Sara Rojas, Carlos C. Romão, Jorge A.R. Navarro, Carmen R. Maldonado, Elisa Barea

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Abstract

Mesoporous silica Al-MCM-41 nanoparticles have been used, for the first time, as vehicles for the single and dual encapsulation of the cationic CO-releasing molecule (CORM) [Mn(1,4,7-triazacyclononane)(CO)3]+ (ALF472+) and the well-known antineoplastic drug, cis-[PtCl2(NH3)2] (cisplatin). Thus, two new hybrid materials, namely, ALF472@Al-MCM-41 and ALF472-cisplatin@Al-MCM-41, have been isolated and fully characterized. The results reveal that the presence of CORM molecules enhances cisplatin loading 3-fold, yielding a cargo of 0.45 mmol g-1 of ALF472+ and 0.12 mmol g-1 of the platinum complex for ALF472-cisplatin@Al-MCM-41. It is worth noting that ALF472@Al-MCM-41 shows a good dispersion in phosphate buffered saline solution, while the dual hybrid material slightly aggregates in this simulated physiological medium (hydrodynamic size: 112 ± 23 and 336 ± 50 nm, respectively). In addition, both hybrid materials (ALF472@Al-MCM-41 and ALF472-cisplatin@Al-MCM-41) behave as photoactive CO-releasing materials, delivering 0.25 and 0.11 equiv of CO, respectively, after 24 h and exhibiting a more controlled CO delivery than that of the free CORM. Finally, metal leaching studies have confirmed the good retention capacity of Al-MCM-41 toward the potentially toxic manganese fragments (86% of retention after 72 h) as well as the low release of cisplatin (ca. 7% after 72 h).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10474-10480
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume56
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2017

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