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Molecules 2014, 19(8), 11263-11278;

Synthesis of Stabilized Myrrh-Capped Hydrocolloidal Magnetite Nanoparticles

Surfactants research chair, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11541, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, 1 Ahmad Elzomor St., Nasr city 11727,Cairo, Egypt
Faculty of science, Department of Chemistry, Al-Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh 11632, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Received: 4 June 2014 / Revised: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Diversity)
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Herein we report a new method for synthesizing stabilized magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) colloids. A new class of monodisperse water-soluble magnetite nano-particles was prepared by a simple and inexpensive co-precipitation method. Iron ions and iodine were prepared by the reaction between ferric chloride and potassium iodide. The ferrous and ferric ions were hydrolyzed at low temperature at pH 9 in the presence of iodine to produce iron oxide nanoparticles. The natural product myrrh gum was used as capping agent to produce highly dispersed coated magnetite nanoparticles. The structure and morphology of the magnetic nanogel was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to examine the crystal structure of the produced magnetite nanoparticles. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnetite nanoparticle, myrrh gum; magnetic properties; hydrocolloid magnetite nanoparticle, myrrh gum; magnetic properties; hydrocolloid

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Atta, A.M.; Al-Lohedan, H.A.; Al-Hussain, S.A. Synthesis of Stabilized Myrrh-Capped Hydrocolloidal Magnetite Nanoparticles. Molecules 2014, 19, 11263-11278.

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