Preparation of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles via Successive Reduction-Oxidation in Reverse Micelles

Takuya Nakanishi, Hironori Iida, Tetsuya Osaka

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Nanometer-size particles of iron oxide were prepared by a successive reduction-oxidation of ferric or ferrous ions within reverse micelles. Nanoparticles of iron oxide were collected from reverse micellar solution as precipitates by adding modifier molecules. The X-ray diffraction patterns and magnetic properties of thus-prepared samples suggested the formation of nanocrystalline phase of maghemite, γ-Fe2O3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1166-1167
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 5


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