Magnetic nanoparticles have gained a great deal of attention from both academic and industrial
point of view, owing to their unique properties including high surface area, and superparamagnetism,
which enable them to be suitable for modification with many compounds and employing
them as a catalyst in organic reactions. In this mini-review, we have summarized the application of
surface-modified magnetite nanoparticles as magnetically recoverable catalysts in heterocyclic synthesis.
These catalysts include silica, biopolymer, acid, amine, transition metal, ionic liquid and metal
organic framework supported magnetite catalysts.