Bajaj, Bharat and Malhotra, B. D. and Choi, Sunju (2010) Preparation and characterization of bio-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical application. Thin Solid Films, 519 (3). pp. 1219-1223. ISSN 0040-6090

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Amine modified iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles were synthesized by thermal decomposition method and were further used to bio-functionalize by grafting of N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) ester of folate and ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA). Fe3O4 nanoparticles of ~ 22 nm were confirmed from X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies. FT-IR studies indicated two bands at 1515 cm− 1and 1646 cm− 1, which can be attributed to carboxylic group and the amide linkage respectively, revealing the conjugation of folate with Fe3O4. The conjugation of the chelating agent showed strong C=O stretch and Fe–O vibrations at 1647 and 588 cm− 1 respectively. The value of saturation magnetization for Fe3O4 nanoparticles was found to be 88 emu/g, which further reduced to 18 and 32% upon functionalization with EDTA and NHS ester folate, respectively. These amine modified Fe3O4 nanoparticles can also be functionalized with other bifunctional chelators, such as amino acids based diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), and thus find potential applications in radio-labeling, biosensors and cancer detection, etc

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Fe3O4 nanoparticles; Magnetism; Functionalization; DTPA
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 11:25

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