Acicular nanoparticles formed through coprecipitation of iron salts in the presence of bovine serum albumin

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Abstract

Coprecipitation of ferric and ferrous iron salts in the presence of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) demonstrates an unusual impact on crystal growth mechanisms and eventual nanoparticle morphology. For BSA 200-800 mu Mol/ml, polycrystalline acicular and haloed spheroid particles were observed and these samples demonstrated surprising magnetic properties, including high coercivity.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13769-13771
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume21
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011