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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 350596, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/350596
Review Article

Applications of Thermoresponsive Magnetic Nanoparticles

1Applied Mathematics & Sciences Department, Khalifa University, P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2Department of Civil, Infrastructure, and Environmental Engineering, Khalifa University, P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Received 2 June 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Nguyen V. Long

Copyright © 2015 Ibrahim Yildiz and Banu Sizirici Yildiz. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In recent years, magnetic nanoparticles carrying thermoresponsive polymeric coatings have gained increasing attention in material sciences due to the fact that resultant platforms offer controllable modalities such as imaging, drug delivery, and magnetic separation. As a result, novel materials including biosensors, therapeutic platforms, imaging agents, and magnetic separators have been realized. Since the number of publications reporting the applications of thermoresponsive magnetic nanoparticle has increased steadily over the years, a comprehensive review will be beneficial. In this paper, we aim to review publications studying applications of thermoresponsive nanoparticles in biomedical sciences as well as in environmental and chemical sciences. The paper also briefly discusses chemical formulations, characterizations, and properties of the thermoresponsive magnetic particles and then provides future outlooks.