Authors: T. Sen, I.J. Bruceb
Affilation: University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Pages: 596 - 599
Keywords: surface coating, magnetic bio-separation, tri-phasic reverse emulsion
A generalised method of surface engineering of nanoparticles in suspension has been reported using a novel strategy “Tri-phasic reverse Emulsion” or TPRE. In this method, the surface functionalisation of nanopaticles can be controlled by controlling the water concentration around the nanoparticles in suspension. As a consequence, the surface can be monolayered in nature and can be potential for the grafting DNA for magnetic bio-separation using hybridisation mechanism.