Department of Chemistry
Gold and iron oxide hybrid nanocomposite materials
This critical review provides an overview of current research activities that focused on the synthesis and application of multi-functional gold and iron oxide (Au-Fe xO y) hybrid nanoparticles and nanocomposites. An introduction of synthetic strategies that have been developed for generating Au-Fe xO y nanocomposites with different nanostructures is presented. Surface functionalisation and bioconjugation of these hybrid nanoparticles and nanocomposites are also reviewed. A variety of applications such as theranostics, gene delivery, biosensing, cell sorting, bio-separation, and catalysis is discussed and highlighted. Finally, future trends and perspectives of these sophisticated nanocomposites are outlined. Underpinning the fundamental requirements for effectively forming Au-Fe xO y hybrid nanocomposite materials would shed light on future development of nanotheranostics, nanomedicines, and chemical technologies. It would be interesting to investigate such multi-component composite nanomaterials with different novel morphologies in the near future to advance chemistry, biology, medicine, and engineering multi-disciplinary research (120 references). © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Chemical Society Reviews
Royal Society of Chemistry
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Leung, K., Xuan, S., Zhu, X., Wang, D., Chak, C., Lee, S., Ho, W., & Chung, B. (2012). Gold and iron oxide hybrid nanocomposite materials. Chemical Society Reviews, 41 (5), 1911-1928. https://doi.org/10.1039/C1CS15213K