Protein-directed synthesis of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles and their magnetic properties investigation

Rouhollah Soleyman, Ali Pourjavadi, Nazila Masoud, Akbar Varamesh, Abolfazl Sattari

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In this study, maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles were produced using gelatin protein as an effective mediator. Size, shape, surface morphology and magnetic properties of the prepared γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles were characterized using XRD, FT-IR, TEM, SEM and VSM data. The effects of furnace temperature and time of heating together with the amount of gelatin on the produced gelatin-Fe3O4 nanocomposite were examined to prove the fundamental effect of gelatin; both as a capping agent in the nanoscale synthesis and as the director of the spinel γ-Fe2O3 synthesis among possible Fe 2O3 crystalline structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1375-1378
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Maghemite nanoparticles
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Nanostructures materials


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