Journal article

Novel One-Pot Synthesis of Magnetite Latex Nanoparticles by Ultrasound Irradiation

Boon M Teo, Fei Chen, T Alan Hatton, Franz Grieser, Muthupandian Ashokkumar



A simple and efficacious procedure for the synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles has been achieved via a sonochemical miniemulsion polymerization process. The sonochemically synthesized magnetite encapsulated polymer latex particles exhibit excellent colloidal stability and strong magnetic properties, and are of a size that makes them technologically relevant. This novel method may be readily extended to the preparation of multiple combinations of different polymers and encapsulated materials.


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Ken Goldie for his assistance in all the operations with the TEM and Wenyi Zhang in providing assistance in the drawing. B.M.T. gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a Melbourne International Research Scholarship. The financial support from the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, a Special Research Centre of the Australian Research Council is also acknowledged. F.C. and T.A.H. thank DuPont-MIT Alliance for supporting this work.