Special Issue "Bio and Nanomaterials Based on Fe3O4"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Department of Science and Engineereing of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, RO-011061, Bucharet, Romania
Website: http://grumezescu.com/
E-Mail: grumezescu@yahoo.com
Interests: synthesis and characterization of nano and biomaterials; drug targeting; drug delivery; anti-biofilm surfaces; nanomodified surfaces; wound dressing biomaterials; thin films; natural products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to their biocompatibility, nanometric scale, high sorption capacity, and chemical stability, Fe3O4 nanostructures have many applications in the biomedical field. Fe3O4 nanostructures have been extensively used in drug targeting, anti-tumor treatments, modulation of biofilm development, wound healing, stabilization of essential oils, magnetic resonance imaging, antimicrobial therapy, and drug delivery. The aim of this Special Issue of Molecules is to provide an updated and integrated focus on the fabrication and characterization of suitable Fe3O4-based nano-active materials; the issue will highlight the utility of novel, customized research models and their biomedical applications. The Special Issue scope is broad and includes the following areas: Lab-on-Chip devices, Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation technique, therapeutic magnetic micro- and nano-spheres, antimicrobial magnetic polymers, Fe3O4 nanostructured biosurfaces that prevent microbial adherence, Fe3O4-based nanostructured biomaterials, and nanobioactive systems, based on essential oils, which eradicate microbial infections, targeted drug delivery, magnetic resonance imaging, cancer therapy, thin films, etc.

Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Guest Editor


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  • magnetite nanostructures
  • drug targeting
  • anti-tumor treatments
  • modulation of biofilm development
  • wound healing
  • stabilization of essential oils
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • antimicrobial therapy and drug delivery
  • cancer therapy

Published Papers (2 papers)

Molecules 2014, 19(4), 5013-5027; doi:10.3390/molecules19045013
Received: 5 March 2014; in revised form: 9 April 2014 / Accepted: 14 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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Molecules 2013, 18(12), 15573-15586; doi:10.3390/molecules181215573
Received: 10 October 2013; in revised form: 25 November 2013 / Accepted: 5 December 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013
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Last update: 20 September 2013

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