Table of Contents
Journal of Nanoparticles
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 672059, 24 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/672059
Review Article

Recent Advancement in Functional Core-Shell Nanoparticles of Polymers: Synthesis, Physical Properties, and Applications in Medical Biotechnology

1Nanoscience and Technology, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500046, India
2Materials Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500046, India

Received 13 December 2012; Accepted 3 February 2013

Academic Editor: John Z. Guo

Copyright © 2013 K. Santhosh Kumar et al. 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

This paper covers the core-shell nanomaterials, mainly, polymer-core polymer shell, polymer-core metal shell, and polymer-core nonmetal shells. Herein, various synthesis techniques, properties, and applications of these materials have been discussed. The detailed discussion of the properties with experimental parameters has been carried out. The various characterization techniques for the core-shell nanostructure have also been discussed. Their physical and chemical properties have been addressed. The future aspects of such core-shell nanostructures for biomedical and various other applications have been discussed with a special emphasis on their properties.