Chemical Design of Biocompatible Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Medical Applications

Authors

  • Daishun Ling,

    1. Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea
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  • Taeghwan Hyeon

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    1. Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea
    • Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea.
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Abstract

Iron oxide nanoparticles are one of the most versatile and safe nanomaterials used in medicine. Recent progress in nanochemistry enables fine control of the size, crystallinity, uniformity, and surface properties of iron oxide nanoparticles. In this review, the synthesis of chemically designed biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles with improved quality and reduced toxicity is discussed for use in diverse biomedical applications.

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