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One single-step synthesis of multifunctional methylene blue-coated magnetite nanoparticles

Cabrera, Lourdes I. and Martínez, Marta and Reyman, Dolores and Crespo, Patricia and Morales, M. Puerto and Herrasti, Pilar (2011) One single-step synthesis of multifunctional methylene blue-coated magnetite nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 (12). pp. 6931-6939.

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This work reports the preparation of hybrid nanoparticles with magnetic and fluorescent properties. The material is based on magnetite nanoparticles (NPs) coated with fluorophore methylene blue (MB). The synthesis of a multifunctional material with magnetic and fluorescent features is carried out in a single step by electrooxidation. The effect of the presence of methylene blue in the synthetic medium is discussed. The presence of MB polymer at the NP surface is demonstrated with visible UV, infrared and Raman spectroscopy. The NPs morphology, structure and size are determined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction. The magnetic properties are measured with a vibrating sample magnetometer (VMS). In overall, the results show that magnetite NPs generated electrochemically in the presence of MB present a core/shell structure, being the NP at the core surrounded by methylene blue polymer, leading to a nanocomposite or hybrid material.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11433
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:05 Jan 2012 09:29
Last Modified:05 Jan 2012 09:42

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