Green synthesis of Fe nanoparticles using Citrus maxima peels aqueous extracts

Yufen WEI, Zhanqiang FANG, Liuchun ZHENG, Lei TAN, Po Keung Eric TSANG

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Abstract

Fruit peels were discarded as inevitable wastes in the production of fruit juice which wasted our resources and caused pollution problems. In this paper, iron nanoparticles were synthesized using Citrus maxima peel extracts to reduce Fe(III) in aqueous solution. The nanoparticles were characterized by TEM, EDS, XPS, FTIR, DLS and Zeta potential methods. Based on the characterization results, irregular iron nanoparticles with diameters of 10~100 nm were synthesized successfully. Moreover, the nanoparticles were mainly composed of Fe° nanoparticles which were coated with various biomolecules from the extracts as capping or stabilizing agents. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-386
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume185
Early online dateSep 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Citation

Wei, Y., Fang, Z., Zheng, L., Tan, L., & Tsang, E. P. (2016). Green synthesis of Fe nanoparticles using Citrus maxima peels aqueous extracts. Materials Letters, 185, 384-386.

Keywords

  • Nanoparticles
  • Metallic composites
  • Citrus maxima peels extracts
  • Zero-valent iron
  • Green synthesis

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