In this work, we synthetized and characterized new crystalline materials with theranostic properties, i.e., they can be used both as bio-sensors and for "drug delivery". The two solid crystalline compounds studied are Metal Organic Frameworks and have formulas Li[(C6H12O6)2B]·2H2O and Li[(C4H2O6)2B]·5.5H2O. They can be synthetized both with natural isotopes of Li and B or with 6Li and 10B isotopes, that can be explored for Neutron Capture Therapy (NCT) for anti-cancer treatment. The presence of chiral organic molecules, such as mannitol and tartaric acid, provides the NLO property to the crystals and thus their capability to generate the Second Harmonic, which is useful for applications as bio-sensors. The two compounds were characterized with X-ray Diffraction and the Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) responses were estimated by theoretical calculations, and the results were compared with experimental measurements of powdered samples. In order to test the behavior of such compounds under thermal neutron irradiation, we preliminary exposed one of the two compounds in the e_LiBANS facility at the Torino Physics Department. Preliminary results are reported.
Synthesis and characterization of new lithium and boron based metal organic frameworks with NLO properties for application in neutron capture therapy / D. Marabello, P. Benzi, F. Beccari, C. Canepa, E. Cariati, A. Cioci, M. Costa, E.A. Durisi, V. Monti, O.S. Planell, P. Antoniotti. - In: PROCESSES. - ISSN 2227-9717. - 8:5(2020 May), pp. 558.1-558.10.
|Titolo:||Synthesis and characterization of new lithium and boron based metal organic frameworks with NLO properties for application in neutron capture therapy|
|Parole Chiave:||Ab-initio calculations; Metal organic frameworks; Neutron capture therapy; NLO properties; SHG efficiency|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/PR8050558|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|