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    Facile synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles by reduction phase transformation from gamma-Fe2O3 nanoparticles in organic solvent.

    Hai HT, Kura H, Takahashi M, et al. 
    J Colloid Interface Sci 2010 Jan 1; 341(1) :194-9.

    A phase transformation induced by the reduction of as-synthesized gamma-maghemite (gamma-Fe(2)O(3)) nanoparticles was performed in solution by exploiting the reservoir of reduction gas (CO) generated from the incomplete combustion reaction of organic substances in the reactor. Results from X-ray diffraction, color indicator, and magnetic analysis using a SQUID strongly support this phase transformation. Based on this route, monodisperse magnetite (Fe(3)O(4)) nanoparticles were simply produced in the range from 260 to 300 degrees C. Almost all aspects of the original gamma-Fe(2)O(3) nanoparticles, such as shape, size, and monodispersity, were maintained in the produced Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles.

    Ferric Compounds
    Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
    Organic Chemicals
    Phase Transition


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