We report on the use of bisphosphonate to functionalize Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles via dopamine (DA) linkage. Using tetraethyl-3-aminopropane-1,1-bisphosphonate (BP) as the functional molecule, we created a system with an Fe3O4-DA-BP nanostructure, which possesses high specificity for removing uranyl ions from water or blood. This work demonstrates that magnetic nanoparticles, combined with specific receptor-ligand interactions, promise a sensitive and rapid platform for the detection, recovery, and decorporation of metal toxins from biological environment.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry