Surface-Modified Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles [email protected] for Drug Delivery

Document Type : Research Paper


In this work, we report on the synthesis of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles at room temperature using microemulsion template phase consisting of cyclohexane, water, CTAB as cationic surfactant and butanol as a cosurfactant. Surface modification have been carried out by using poly(ethyleneglycol) (PEG). The structure,morphology, and magnetic properties of the products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) at room temperature. The results revealed formation of iron oxide nanoparticles, with an average size of 8.8-12 nm, a superparamagnetism behavior with fast response to applied magnetic fields and zero remanence and coercivity.