TiO2 nanoparticles prepared without harmful organics: A biosafe and economical approach

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Title:
TiO2 nanoparticles prepared without harmful organics: A biosafe and economical approach
Authors:
Shah, M.A.; Al-Marzouki, F.M.
Abstract:
Growth of titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles of varying size, ranging from 20-60 nms through a versatile and an economic route, is being reported. The approach is based on a simple reaction of titanium powder and De-Ionized (DI) water at ∼180 °C, without use of any harmful additives. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) reveals the well defined morphology of nanoparticles, whereas X-ray Diffraction (XRD) studies reveal that the, as prepared, nanoparticles are in a mixed phase, with a dominance of a stable rutile phase. Since only water, which is regarded as a benign solvent, is used during the preparation of nanoparticles, we believe that the products so produced are biocompatible and bio-safe and can be readily used for medical applications. The biocompatibility tests are yet to be carried out and shall be reported in forthcoming publications. © 2011 Sharif University of Technology. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Shah MA, Al-Marzouki FM (2011) TiO2 nanoparticles prepared without harmful organics: A biosafe and economical approach. Scientia Iranica 18: 804–807. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scient.2011.06.006.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Scientia Iranica
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
DOI:
10.1016/j.scient.2011.06.006
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1026-3098
Sponsors:
We are thankful for the Deanship of Research Studies, KAU, for the financial support of this work. We are also thankful to KAUST, Jeddah and KACST, Riyadh, for the characterization of samples.
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dc.contributor.authorShah, M.A.en
dc.contributor.authorAl-Marzouki, F.M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:34:40Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:34:40Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06en
dc.identifier.citationShah MA, Al-Marzouki FM (2011) TiO2 nanoparticles prepared without harmful organics: A biosafe and economical approach. Scientia Iranica 18: 804–807. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scient.2011.06.006.en
dc.identifier.issn1026-3098en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scient.2011.06.006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600030en
dc.description.abstractGrowth of titanium oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles of varying size, ranging from 20-60 nms through a versatile and an economic route, is being reported. The approach is based on a simple reaction of titanium powder and De-Ionized (DI) water at ∼180 °C, without use of any harmful additives. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) reveals the well defined morphology of nanoparticles, whereas X-ray Diffraction (XRD) studies reveal that the, as prepared, nanoparticles are in a mixed phase, with a dominance of a stable rutile phase. Since only water, which is regarded as a benign solvent, is used during the preparation of nanoparticles, we believe that the products so produced are biocompatible and bio-safe and can be readily used for medical applications. The biocompatibility tests are yet to be carried out and shall be reported in forthcoming publications. © 2011 Sharif University of Technology. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are thankful for the Deanship of Research Studies, KAU, for the financial support of this work. We are also thankful to KAUST, Jeddah and KACST, Riyadh, for the characterization of samples.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectApplicationsen
dc.subjectNanoparticlesen
dc.subjectSafe synthesisen
dc.subjectWateren
dc.titleTiO2 nanoparticles prepared without harmful organics: A biosafe and economical approachen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalScientia Iranicaen
dc.contributor.institutionKing Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Indiaen
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