Magnetism-driven iron oxide nanocomposites for energy and environmental solutions: harnessing magnetism

N. Sarfraz, M. Ashraf, S. Ali, I. Khan

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Magnetic iron oxide nanocomposites (MIO-NCs) have garnered considerable interest in both basic scientific research and emerging technological applications. MIO-NCs possess a paramagnetic nature that enables easy recovery of catalysts, thus enhancing their remarkable properties. In this overview, we detailed the synthesis methods of various MIO-NCs, with a particular focus on the nanocomposites of MIOs/polymers, MIOs/clay, MiOs/metal oxide, and MIOs/carbon materials. Owing to their unique properties, MIO-NCs have been explored for a vast range of energy and environmental applications in fields such as energy storage/generation, petroleum industry, adsorption process, and degradation of waste materials. These applications are significantly influenced by the size and morphology of NCs, which in turn are determined by the mode of synthesis. Given their established literature and significant commercial applications, MIO-NCs can be considered a broad class of modern materials for artificial intelligence and other emerging technological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100589
JournalMaterials Today Sustainability
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy storage
  • Environmental remediation
  • Magnetic iron oxide
  • Nanocomposites
  • Petroleum industry
  • Waste materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science


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