Bacterial aerobic synthesis of nanocrystalline magnetite

Atul Bharde, Aijaz Wani, Yogesh Shouche, Pattayil A. Joy, Bhagavatula L.V. Prasad, Murali Sastry

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The synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles of the predominantly magnetite phase by the reaction of aqueous iron complexes with the bacterium, Actinobacter spp., is described. This reaction occurs at room temperature and under aerobic conditions, resulting in the formation of superparamagnetic magnetite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9326-9327
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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