Fe3O4/Polyaniline Nanoparticles with Core-Shell Structure and their Inductive Heating Property in AC Magnetic Field


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The magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles were prepared by coprecipitation of Fe3+ and Fe2+ with aqueous NaOH solution. The Fe3O4/polyaniline (PANI) magnetic composite nanoparticles with core-shell structure with diameter of 30-50 nm were prepared via an in-situ polymerization of aniline in aqueous solution containing Fe3O4 magnetic fluid. The inductive heat property of Fe3O4/polyaniline composite nanoparticles in an alternating current (AC) magnetic field was investigated. The potential of Fe3O4/polyaniline nanoparticles was evaluated for localized hyperthermia treatment of cancers. The saturation magnetization Ms and coercivity Hc of Fe3O4 nanoparticles are 50.05 emu/g and 137 Oe respectively, the Fe3O4/polyaniline composite nanoparticles, 26.34 emu/g and 0 Oe. Exposed in the alternating current (AC) magnetic field for 29 min, the temperatures of physiological saline suspension containing Fe3O4 nanoparticles or Fe3O4/polyaniline composite nanoparticles are 63.6 °C and 52.4 °C respectively. The Fe3O4/polyaniline composite nanoparticles would be useful as good thermoseeds for localized hyperthermia treatment of cancers.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 334-335)

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J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang




D. L. Zhao et al., "Fe3O4/Polyaniline Nanoparticles with Core-Shell Structure and their Inductive Heating Property in AC Magnetic Field", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 1189-1192, 2007

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March 2007




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