Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 2509–2523 | Cite as

Poly(amidehydroxyurethane) template magnetite nanoparticles electrosynthesis: I. Electrochemical aspects and identification

Research Paper


A new method for the electrochemical synthesis and surface-functionalization of magnetite nanoparticles (NPs) with poly(amidehydroxyurethane) (PAmHU) is presented. Transmission Electron Microscopy shows the formation of NPs PAmHU cluster systems with individual NPs ranging in size from 6 to 42 nm. Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance measurements, and X-ray Diffraction show that the electrochemically synthesized product contains NPs formed by a core-coating polymer system with an inner-core consisting of magnetite entities with crystallites dimensions within 6 to 11 nm. The resulting functionalized NPs are water-soluble and stable for months.


Magnetite NPs Electrochemical synthesis Polymer matrices 



This study was supported by CNCSIS–UEFISCSU, 509 PNII–IDEI 1996/2008. The authors also gratefully acknowledge professor M.-O. Apostu for a critical reading of the article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsAl. I. Cuza UniversityIasiRomania

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