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Perspective of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Role in Biomedical Applications

Table 5

Some of the functional polymers and their important properties [6470].

Polymer natureTypeImportant properties

NaturalDextranGood stability, biocompatible
ChitosanHydrophilic, biocompatible, suitable for gene delivery
StarchBiocompatible, suitable for MRI contrast and drug delivery
GelatinBiocompatible, hydrophilic

SyntheticPEGGood stability, hydrophilic, biocompatible
PVAImproved monodispersibility
PLABiocompatible, biodegradability
PMMASuitable for drug delivery and cell separation

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