A biocompatible magnetic film: synthesis and characterization Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Biotechnology applications of magnetic gels include biosensors, targeted drug delivery, artificial muscles and magnetic buckles. These gels are produced by incorporating magnetic materials in the polymer composites. METHODS: A biocompatible magnetic gel film has been synthesized using polyvinyl alcohol. The magnetic gel was dried to generate a biocompatible magnetic film. Nanosized iron oxide particles (gamma-Fe2O3, ~7 nm) have been used to produce the magnetic gel. RESULTS: The surface morphology and magnetic properties of the gel films were studied. The iron oxide particles are superparamagnetic and the gel film also showed superparamagnetic behavior. CONCLUSION: Magnetic gel made out of crosslinked magnetic nanoparticles in the polymer network was found to be stable and possess the magnetic properties of the nanoparticles.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chatterjee, J., Haik, Y., & Chen, C. J.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004 11:11 AM