Low temperature synthesis of magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles

Shrikant Bhagwat, Hema Singh, Anjali Athawale, Beatrice Hannoyer, Samuel Jouen, Benoit Lefez, Darshan Kundaliya, Renu Pasricha, Shailaja Kulkarni, Satishchandra Ogale

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Abstract

We report on the synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles below 100°C by a simple chemical protocol. The uniqueness of the method lies in the use of Ferrous ammonium sulphate (in conjugation with FeCI 3) which helps maintain the stability of Fe 2+ state in the reaction sequence thereby controlling the phase formation. Hexamine was added as the stabilizer. The nanoparticles synthesized at three different temperatures viz, 5°, 27°, and 95 °C are characterized by several techniques. Generally, when a mixture of Fe 3+ and Fe 2+ is added to sodium hydroxide, α-Fe 2O 3 (the anti-ferromagnetic phase) is formed after the dehydration process of the hydroxide. In our case however, the phases formed at all the three temperatures were found to be ferro (ferri) magnetic, implying modification of the formation chemistry due to the specifics of our method. The nanoparticles synthesized at the lowest temperature exhibit magnetite phase, while increase in growth temperature to 95 °C leads to the maghemite phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4294-4302
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume7
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Magnetite Nanoparticles
Ferrosoferric Oxide
Magnetite
magnetite
Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
Temperature
synthesis
Methenamine
Sodium Hydroxide
ammonium sulfates
sodium hydroxides
Growth temperature
uniqueness
conjugation
Dehydration
Iron oxides
iron oxides
dehydration
hydroxides

Keywords

  • Low Temperature Synthesis.
  • Magnetite, Maghemite
  • Nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bhagwat, S., Singh, H., Athawale, A., Hannoyer, B., Jouen, S., Lefez, B., ... Ogale, S. (2007). Low temperature synthesis of magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7(12), 4294-4302. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2007.873

Low temperature synthesis of magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles. / Bhagwat, Shrikant; Singh, Hema; Athawale, Anjali; Hannoyer, Beatrice; Jouen, Samuel; Lefez, Benoit; Kundaliya, Darshan; Pasricha, Renu; Kulkarni, Shailaja; Ogale, Satishchandra.

In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 7, No. 12, 01.12.2007, p. 4294-4302.

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Bhagwat, S, Singh, H, Athawale, A, Hannoyer, B, Jouen, S, Lefez, B, Kundaliya, D, Pasricha, R, Kulkarni, S & Ogale, S 2007, 'Low temperature synthesis of magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles', Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 4294-4302. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2007.873
Bhagwat S, Singh H, Athawale A, Hannoyer B, Jouen S, Lefez B et al. Low temperature synthesis of magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 2007 Dec 1;7(12):4294-4302. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2007.873
Bhagwat, Shrikant ; Singh, Hema ; Athawale, Anjali ; Hannoyer, Beatrice ; Jouen, Samuel ; Lefez, Benoit ; Kundaliya, Darshan ; Pasricha, Renu ; Kulkarni, Shailaja ; Ogale, Satishchandra. / Low temperature synthesis of magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles. In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 2007 ; Vol. 7, No. 12. pp. 4294-4302.
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