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Synthesis, Characterization, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study of Chitosan-Coated Mn1-xZnxFe2O4 Nanocrystals

Hoque, Manjura S and Srivastava, C and Venkatesha, N and Chattopadhyay, K (2013) Synthesis, Characterization, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study of Chitosan-Coated Mn1-xZnxFe2O4 Nanocrystals. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOBIOSCIENCE, 12 (4). pp. 298-303.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNB.2013.2279845


Ultra-fine crystallites of Mn1-xZnxFe2O4 series (0 <= x <= 1) were synthesized through wet chemical co- precipitation method followed by calcination at 200 degrees C for 4 hours. Formation of ferrites was confirmed by X-ray diffraction, TEM selected area diffraction (SAD) and Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectroscopy (FTIR). Nanocrystallites of different compositions in the series were coated with biocompatible chitosan in order to investigate their possible application as contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Chitosan coating examined by FTIR, revealed a strong bonding of chitosan molecules to the surface of the ferrite nanocrystallites. Spin-spin, tau(2) relaxivities of nuclear spins of hydrogen protons of the solutions for different ferrites were measured from concentration dependence of relaxation time by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). All the compositions of Mn1-xZnxFe2O4 series possess higher values of tau(2) relaxivity thus making them suitable as contrast agents for tau(2) weighted imaging by MRI.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, USA
Keywords: Ferrite nanocrystallite; nuclear magnetic resonances; transmission electron microscopy; tau(2) relaxivity
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2014 10:17
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2014 10:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48471

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