Title: Controlled synthesis and characterisation of magnetite nanoparticles obtained by glycothermal method
Authors: Fatemeh F. Bamoharram, Kazem Daneshvar Hosseini, Asma Golmakani
Addresses: Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University – Mashhad Branch, P.O. Box 91735-413, Mashhad, Iran. ' Department of Chemistry, Khorasan Science and Technology Park (KSTP), P.O. Box 91735-413, Mashhad, Iran. ' Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University – Mashhad Branch, P.O. Box 91735-413, Mashhad, Iran
Abstract: Iron oxide nanoparticles as Fe3O4, magnetite, were synthesised by the glycothermal reaction of metal acetylacetonate and 1,4-butanediol at 200-270°C. The products were then calcined at different temperatures in the range of 300-700°C. All products were characterised by TEM and XRD. It is found that the calcination temperature is an important factor and can control the product type. The nanoparticles were successfully synthesised with size ranges about 15 nm.
Keywords: iron oxide; magnetite nanoparticles; calcination; glycothermal; temperature; nanotechnology.
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2010 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.245 - 253
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