A comparative study of Fe3O4 nanoparticles modified with different silane compounds

Dincer C. A., Yildiz N., AYDOĞAN N., Calimli A.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.318, pp.297-304, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 318
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.06.069
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-304
  • Keywords: Fe3O4 nanoparticles, Silane compounds, Surface modification, IRON-OXIDE NANOPARTICLES, MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES, FUNCTIONALIZATION, SURFACES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by the co-precipitation method and modified with three different silane compounds (3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate, MPTMS; 3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate, MPTES and triethoxyvinylsilane, VS). The nanoparticles were analyzed by FTIR, TEM, XRD, SEM-EDS, TGA and VSM. In addition, contact angle measurements were performed to determine the modification efficiency of silanes. The average particle size of Fe3O4 nanoparticles was found as 8.8 +/- 1.8 nm. The results showed that the structure of Fe3O4 nanoparticles were not affected by the surface modification. The most effective modification was obtained by VS with 7.8 +/- 1.0 nm average particle size and 83% (<= 10 nm) particle size distribution. VSM curves showed that Fe3O4 and also surface modified nanoparticles exhibited superparamagnetic behaviour. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.