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Type: Journal article
Title: Surface functionalisation of diatoms with dopamine modified iron-oxide nanoparticles: toward magnetically guided drug microcarriers with biologically derived morphologies
Author: Losic, D.
Yu, Y.
Aw, M.
Simovic, S.
Thierry, B.
Addai-Mensah, J.
Citation: Chemical Communications, 2010; 46(34):6323-6325
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1359-7345
1364-548X
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Dusan Losic, Yang Yu, Moom Sinn Aw, Spomenka Simovic, Benjamin Thierry and Jonas Addai-Mensah
Abstract: Diatom silica microcapsules prepared by purification of diatomaceous earth (DE) were functionalised by dopamine modified iron-oxide nanoparticles, in order to introduce diatoms with magnetic properties. The application of magnetised diatoms as magnetically guided drug delivery microcarriers has been demonstrated.
Keywords: Silicon Dioxide; Dopamine; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Drug Carriers; Drug Delivery Systems; Particle Size; Surface Properties; Magnetics; Nanoparticles; Ferumoxytol
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020127869
DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01305f
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0989229
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