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Magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs) fabricated composite microgels and their applications in different fields

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Abstract

This article encircles the research progress of Fe3O4 NPs loaded composite microgel particles. Preparation methodologies, properties and applications of Fe3O4 NPs loaded composite microgel particles are elaborated here. The effect of different factors on the stability and tunable properties of Fe3O4 NPs loaded composite microgel particles was also investigated in detail. These composite particles have exceptional magnetic properties that make them demanding composite nano-formulation in different fields. Applications of these composite microgel particles in different fields as micro-reactor, drug delivery vehicles, and in adsorption and catalysis have also been elaborated in detail. These composite microgel particles can easily be recovered from the reaction mixture by applying an external magnet due to the presence of fabricated Fe3O4 NPs.


Corresponding author: Khalida Naseem, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan, E-mail:

  1. Author contributions: The author has accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The author declares to have no conflicts of interest regarding this article.

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Received: 2021-03-14
Accepted: 2021-06-05
Published Online: 2021-08-13

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