Authors: P. Lo Nostro, M. Ambrosi, E. Fratini, F. Ridi, E. Carretti, V. Alfredsson, B.W. Ninham and P. Baglioni
Affilation: University of Florence, Italy
Pages: 9 - 12
Keywords: nanoparticles, vitamin C, ascorbic acid, antioxidant
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.