Noble Metal-Iron Oxide Hybrid Nanomaterials: Emerging Applications

Ken C F LEUNG*, Shouhu Xuan

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Abstract

This account provides an overview of current research activities that focus on the synthesis and applications of nanomaterials from noble metal (e.g., Au, Ag, Pd) and iron oxide (Fe3O4) hybrids. An introduction to the synthetic strategies that have been developed for generating M-Fe3O4 nanomaterials with different novel structures is presented. Surface functionalization and bioconjugation of these hybrid nanoparticles and nanocomposites are also reviewed. The utilization of the advantageous properties of both noble metals and iron oxide for a variety of applications, such as theranostics, gene delivery, biosensing, cell sorting, bioseparation, and catalysis, is discussed and highlighted. Finally, future trends and perspectives of these sophisticated nanocomposites are outlined. The fundamental requirements underpinning the effective preparation of M-FexOy hybrid nanomaterials shed light on the future development of heterogeneous catalysts, nanotheranostics, nanomedicines, and other chemical technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-472
Number of pages15
JournalChemical Record
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • gold
  • iron oxide
  • nanoparticles
  • palladium
  • silver

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