Facile synthesis of multifunctional ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles in liquid polyols

Sui, Jiehe, Zhang, Cheng, Li, Jing and Cai, Wei (2012) Facile synthesis of multifunctional ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles in liquid polyols. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 5: 3867-3872. doi:10.1166/jnn.2012.5872

Author Sui, Jiehe
Zhang, Cheng
Li, Jing
Cai, Wei
Title Facile synthesis of multifunctional ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles in liquid polyols
Formatted title
Facile synthesis of multifunctional ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles in liquid polyols
Journal name Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1533-4880
Publication date 2012-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1166/jnn.2012.5872
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Issue 5
Start page 3867
End page 3872
Total pages 6
Place of publication Valencia, CA, United States
Publisher American Scientific Publishers
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Monodisperse water-soluble ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles with the particle size of 6.3 nm and band gap of 2.04 eV were synthesized by a simple and inexpensive method based on a polyols method. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis absorption spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer, fluorescence spectrometer, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) and physical properties measurement system (PPMS). The ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles display photoluminescence and exhibit excellent superparamagnetic properties at room temperature. Photocatalytic activity studies confirm the as-synthesized ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles have photoactive property towards the photodegradeation of methyl orange in the aqueous solution. The photodecomposition rate of ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles maintains the high value for the second time by retrieving the catalyst using the magnet. Thus, the multifunctional ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles can be not only used in the biological application, but also served as recyclable photocatalysts.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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