Stability Analysis of Carrier Oils Mediated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and its Photodegradation Studies

Author(s): K. L. Palanisamy, V. Devabharathi and N. Meenakshi Sundaram

Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) were synthesized with olive oil and linseed oil as stabilizers by co-precipitation method. The dried nanoparticles were stored in a room at room temperature over a period of six months. The stability assessment was done by measuring poly dispersity index (PDI), zeta potential measurement, pH values and thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA). Further the photodegradation of Acridine Orange (AO) dye was taken for the better stability offered by olive oil stabilized IONPs using UV-visible spectrophotometer. Effect of pH and intensity of light on photocatalytic degradation of AO dye with olive oil stabilized IONPs were also analysed.

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