New types of bifunctional hydroxamic acids as novel ligands for the hydrophilic stabilization of iron oxide nanoparticles.
A. Hofmann, C. Graf, S.-H. Kung, M. Kim, X. Peng, R. El-Aama, E. Rühl – 2010
A general method for synthesizing bifunctional hydroxamic acids containing carboxylic acid or amino functionalities is reported. Various products from simple alkyl to complex dendrimer-like structures are described. Such molecules have recently been used in ligand-exchange reactions for the hydrophilic stabilization of originally oleic acid protected iron oxide nanoparticles.