One-Pot Mass Production of ultra-small functionalised Magnetic Nanoparticles
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
The technology provides a facile method to manufacture nanoparticles in large scale and a surface functional agent may be optionally added to promote desired properties (e.g., hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity, bioconjugation and biocompatibility). The nanoparticles produced can be tailored to have a diameter in the range of 1 to 100 nm.
Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
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Value Proposition: Existing ways of producing magnetic nanoparticles produce particles that are poorly crystalline or require toxic chemicals during processing (microemulsion), not sufficiently small (hydrothermal), require complex steps and organic solvents (thermal decomposition). This technology is a simple way of producing small nanoparticles in large scale without use of toxic solvents.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 717
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Singapore government grant
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners