Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0976-2973

ISSN Online :  2321-581X


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Synthesis, Surface Modification and Characterisation of Iron Nanoparticles



Address:   Carlin Geor Malar G.1, Madhava Anil Kumar2, Muthulingam Seenuvasan2, Kannaiyan Sathish Kumar3*
1Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India.
2Department of Biotechnology, Madha Engineering College, Chennai, India.
3Department of Chemical Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India.
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ABSTRACT:
In the study, the iron (Fe3O4) nanoparticles were synthesised and two types of surface modifications such as iron-APTES, iron-chitosan and iron-silica were performed. The size, structure and morphology of the nanoparticles were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The average particle size for both naked and surface modified MNPs was found from the XRD pattern using Debye-Scherrer relation. The binding of Chitosan and Silica onto the nanoparticles were confirmed by the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The results from all characterisations showed that there was not much changes in the size and shape of the nanoparticles before and after surface modification.
KEYWORDS:
Nanoparticles, Chitosan, Silica, Iron oxide, APTES, MNPs.
Cite:
Carlin Geor Malar G., Madhava Anil Kumar, Muthulingam Seenuvasan, Kannaiyan Sathish Kumar. Synthesis, Surface Modification and Characterisation of Iron Nanoparticles. Research J. Engineering and Tech. 4(4): Oct.-Dec., 2013 page 268-271.
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