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

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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.


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