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Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Xiao-Lan Huang

Independent Researcher

Dr. Xiaolan Huang is the originator of the "Inorganic enzyme hypothesis" based on the phosphate ester hydrolysis with Michaelis-Menten kinetics behavior. He completed his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and did his postdoctoral study at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA.


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Iron oxide is one of the most abundant minerals on the earth, many of them can be presented as nanoparticles form, which included several different phases, e.g., ferrihydrite (Fh), magnetite (Fe3O4), maghemite (γ-Fe2O3), and wüstite (Fe1−xO). The shape and size-dependent, as well as surface structure, make them have various functions. Recently the knowledge of iron oxide nanoparticles is expanding rapidly, especially the engineering nanoparticles and their potential applications.

This book aims to cover different topic iron oxide nanoparticles, including the naturally occurring iron oxide nanoparticles, the synthesis Iron oxide nanoparticle (Engineering Iron oxide nanoparticles), the surface structure of Iron oxide nanoparticle and its physio-chemical characterization, the function of iron oxide nanoparticles and its wide variety of biomedical and environmental applications, as well as the fate and risk assessment of Iron oxide nanoparticles.

We believe that this book will be an active source of information for research in the field of nano studies as a bridge between the scientist in the mineralogy, biology, chemistry, geology, agronomy, medicine as well as environmental sciences.

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Xiao-Lan Huang

Independent Researcher

Dr. Xiaolan Huang is a highly motivated, interdisciplinary biogeochemist and environmental scientist. He received his BSc and MSc degree from Nanjing Agricultural University (China). He completed his PhD in Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and did postdoctoral study at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami. Currently, he is working as an on-site contractor (research scientist) to Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response, Office of Research and Development. USEPA. Dr. Huang is an innovative thinker. He has observed that the catalytic phenomena on the phosphate ester hydrolysis in the aged inorganic iron solutions and the iron oxides nanomaterials in the aqueous environment with the Michaelis-Menten kinetics behavior. A hypothesis on the inorganic enzyme was suggested (RSC Advance, 2012; Astrobiology, 2018). His finding is not only important for organic phosphorus transformation in different environments, including water eutrophication and plant acquisition, but also clues for biocatalysts and first life evolution.

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