New paper published
Citrates are very often used to surface-functionalize iron oxide nanoparticles after their synthesis. However, they are not employed directly during synthesis as it is commonly observed that they inhibit the precipitation of the iron species. In our latest paper, which was just accepted by Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, Tim Granath et al. report on a way how the inhibition effects can finally be overcome, which opens up new facile routes towards synthesizing nano iron oxides.
The full title of the paper is
“Overcoming the Inhibition Effects of Citrate: Precipitation of Ferromagnetic Magnetite Nanoparticles with Tunable Morphology, Magnetic Properties and Surface Charge via Ferrous Citrate Oxidation”
and can be found here.