Iron oxide (Fe3O4); synthesis of iron oxides; functionalization of iron oxides. Iron oxide (Fe3O4); synthesis of iron oxides; functionalization of iron oxides.

Synthesis And Organic Functionalization Approaches For Magnetite (Fe3O4) Nanoparticles

Sushilkumar A. Jadhav* and Roberta Bongiovanni

Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2012, 3 (5), pp 356-361

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2012.7381

Publication Date (Web): Sep 16, 2012



Several new techniques are invented in recent years to attach organic, bio-organic functionalities to the nanostructures such as the nanoparticles. This approach of adding surface reactivity to the particles enables to tune the properties and reactivity of the resulting hybrid monolayer protected nanoparticles. Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles of various sizes are reported which bears different organic or polymeric groups. In the present note we have revised the important methods of synthesis of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles and highlighted the most common strategies for the functionalization of these nanoparticles with organic compounds from very recent literature. This short note will help the students and researchers to screen and choose methods for the synthesis and functionalization of magnetite nanoparticles.


Iron oxide (Fe3O4), synthesis of iron oxides, functionalization of iron oxides.

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