Rod-Shaped Magnetite Nano/Microparticles Synthesis at Ambient Temperature

Balaprasad Ankamwar, Ashwini Thorat
2013 Journal of Chemistry  
Here, we reported room temperature synthesis of Fe3O4rod-shaped nano/microparticles by chemical reduction method from FeCl3precursor and NaBH4as the reducing agent in the presence of the pyrrole as a capping agent. The magnetic Fe3O4particles were characterized by several methods, such as SEM, XRD, FTIR, and TGA. The average aspect ratio of Fe3O4rod-shaped particles was ~2.8. These particles were redispersed in deionised water to form a colloidal solution and showed magnetic properties. This
more » ... properties. This economical synthesis route is scalable, and Fe3O4particles can be exploited for various applications such as MRI contrast enhancement, biodiseperations, Ni-Fe batteries, and as a catalyst.
doi:10.1155/2013/537976 fatcat:zaxfdju7tjelfd3wuh6wnrsije