2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Nanoassemblies from Vitamin C Derivatives

P. Lo Nostro, M. Ambrosi, E. Fratini, F. Ridi, E. Carretti, V. Alfredsson, B.W. Ninham and P. Baglioni
University of Florence, IT

Keywords:
nanoparticles, vitamin C, ascorbic acid, antioxidant

Abstract:
Two new amphiphilic derivatives of Vitamin C were synthesized. These molecules keep the same antioxidant activity of Vitamin C, but are soluble also in hydrophobic media. They produce nanoassemblies and organogels. We report here a detailed characterization of these colloidal assemblies carried out through XRD, DSC, SAXS, and electron microscopy.

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