Preparation and Potential Applications of Super Paramagnetic Nano-Fe3O4

Hao Zhan, Yongning Bian, Qian Yuan, Bozhi Ren, Andrew Hursthouse, Guocheng Zhu

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Ferroferric oxide nanoparticle (denoted as Nano-Fe3O4) has low toxicity and is biocompatible, with a small particle size and a relatively high surface area. It has a wide range of applications in many fields such as biology, chemistry, environmental science and medicine. Because of its superparamagnetic properties, easy modification and function, it has become an important material for addressing a number of specific tasks. For example, it includes targeted drug delivery nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging in biomedical applications and in environmental remediation of pollutants. Few articles describe the preparation and modification of Nano-Fe3O4 in detail. We present an evaluation of preparation methodologies, as the quality of material produced plays an important role in its successful application. For example, with modification of Nano-Fe3O4, the surface activation energy is reduced and good dispersion is obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Article number33
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2018


  • nano-Fe3O4
  • super paramagentic
  • water
  • environmental remediation


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