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Direct amine-functionalisation of γ-Fe2O3nanoparticles

Rocher, V.; Manerova, J.; Kinnear, M.; Evans, D. J.; Francesconi, M. Grazia


V. Rocher

J. Manerova

M. Kinnear

D. J. Evans


A novel and simple preparation of amine-modified γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles is described. The presence of amine groups on the surface, instead of hydroxyl groups, will allow conjugation of biologically active molecules to the iron oxide nanoparticles without the need for a size increasing silica shell. Furthermore, the outer amine-layer increases the temperature of the γ-Fe2O3 to α-Fe2O3 structural transition in a similar way to previously reported cationic substitutions. This may suggest the formation of an oxide–nitride outer layer. Re-dispersion of the amine-modified γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles led to the preparation of stable ferrofluids.


Rocher, V., Manerova, J., Kinnear, M., Evans, D. J., & Francesconi, M. G. (2014). Direct amine-functionalisation of γ-Fe2O3nanoparticles. Dalton Transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry, 43(7), 2948-2952.

Acceptance Date Nov 25, 2013
Publication Date Feb 21, 2014
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 10, 2015
Journal Dalton transactions
Print ISSN 1477-9226
Electronic ISSN 1477-9234
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 7
Pages 2948-2952
Keywords Amine-functionalisation; Maghemite; Ferrofluids; Hematite
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Additional Information Copy of article published in: Dalton transactions, 2014, v.43, issue 7


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