Biochemistry Research International / 2016 / Article / Tab 4

Review Article

Perspective of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Role in Biomedical Applications

Table 4

The comparison of key properties of different synthetic methods [6163].

Synthetic methodSynthesisReaction temp. (°C)Reaction timeSolventSurface-capping agentsSize distributionShape controlYield

CoprecipitationVery simple20–90MinutesWaterDuring/after reactionRelatively narrowNot goodHigh
MicroemulsionComplicated20–50HoursOrganic agentsDuring reactionRelatively narrowGoodLow
Thermal decompositionComplicated100–320Hours-daysOrganic agentsDuring reactionVery narrowVery goodHigh
HydrothermalSimple200–250Hours-daysWater-ethanolDuring reactionVery narrowVery goodMedium

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