Polymer coated magnetite nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
Part II. Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated by synthetic polymers
Polimery 2015, No 2, 87
This article is a second part of literature review concerning magnetite nanoparticles used in biology and medicine. Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated by synthetic polymers such as polyvinylpyrrolidone, poly(ethylene glycol) and polydopamine are described. Examples of trilayer hybrids composed of magnetite, silicon compound and polymer are also presented. Particular attention is paid to biological and medical applications of polymers containing magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging, drug delivery systems, compounds used in separation techniques and in hyperthermic anticancer therapy.