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Hybrid inorganic/organic nanomaterials aiming the study of the interaction of nanoparticles and plants


The development of nanomaterials (inorganic/organic) that are able to interact with plants is an important issue to be investigated. Therefore, a core-shell design with inorganic nanoparticle cores coated with organic (in special polymeric and lipid) shells is interesting due the possibilities to detect the inorganic nanoparticles into the plants. In this context, this proposal aims to strengthen the initial contact with the group of Prof. Yiu in order to address some of these issues. Dr. Fraceto has experience in nanotechnology applied to the development of delivery systems for bioactive compounds and in this context, starts a cross disciplinary collaboration with Prof. Yiu (Chemical Engineering, HWU) will widen Dr. Fraceto's interest in synthesis and use of inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticles. Prof. Yiu has extensive experience in developing inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticles, in particular polymer-coated iron oxide (magnetic) nanoparticles MNPs. In this context, Prof. Yiu will bring in expertise on this type of materials to UNESP, fostering trans-Atlantic collaborations. (AU)

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LAU, ELIZABETH C. H. T.; CARVALHO, LUCAS B.; PEREIRA, ANDERSON E. S.; MONTANHA, GABRIEL S.; CORREA, CAMILA G.; CARVALHO, HUDSON W. P.; GANIN, ALEXEY Y.; FRACETO, LEONARDO F.; YIU, HUMPHREY H. P.. Localization of Coated Iron Oxide (Fe3O4) Nanoparticles on Tomato Seeds and Their Effects on Growth. ACS APPLIED BIO MATERIALS, v. 3, n. 7, p. 4109-4117, . (18/02413-4, 18/23608-8, 15/19121-8, 15/05942-0)

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