Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Eduardo Ruiz- Hitzky  
Department of New Architectures in Materials Chemistry
Materials Science Institute of Madrid
Madrid
Spain

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Recent Research Progress on Magnetic Nanocomposites with Silica Shell Structures Preparation and Nanotheranostic Applications

Author(s): Hua L. Ding, Yun X. Zhang and Guang H. Li

Affiliation: Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1129, Hefei, 230031, P.R. China

Keywords: Core/shell, Fe3O4 nanoparticles, hollow structures, mesoporous structures, nanotheranostics, SiO2 coating.

Abstract:

Superparamagnetic nanoparticles hold much promise for applications in biomedical fields, such as targeted drug delivery, magnetic resonance imaging, therapeutic agents and bioseparation. The core/shell architectures designed by combining magnetic nanoparticles core with silica shell make it possible for in vivo applications. The core/shell structures with different types will have different application prospects. This review provides a brief overview of recent progress in the synthesis and nanotheranostic applications of magnetic materials/silica core/shell nanoparticles with different configurations.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 2
Page: [117 - 128]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/187221050802140618144321