Facile synthesis, phase transfer, and magnetic properties of monodisperse magnetite nanocubes

Haitao Yang, Daiji Hasegawa, Migaku Takahashi, Tomoyuki Ogawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


The monodisperse Fe3O4 nanocubes with controllable sizes from 6.5 to 30.0 nm have been synthesized in organic phase. By the formation of surfactant bilayers with charged hydrophilic ions of α-cyclodextrin, Fe3O4 nanocubes were successfully "pulled" into water from hexane for a possible biomedical application. The Fe3 O4 nanocubes with the surfactant bilayers show a good stability in aqueous solution compared with those in aqueous solution which were transferred from organic phase by ligand exchange using PVP with strong binding group. The hysteresis loop at 300 K of Fe3O4 nanocubes with different sizes reveals that a size-dependent behavior of saturation magnetization and the nanocubes with a size less than 25 nm show a typical superparamagnetic behavior at room temperature. The comparison of magnetization of the hydrophilic Fe3 O4 nanocubes in CD and PVP aqueous solution reveals that the surfactant bilayers can provide a good stability of magnetization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3895-3898
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov


  • Magnetite
  • Nanocubes
  • Phase transfer
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Facile synthesis, phase transfer, and magnetic properties of monodisperse magnetite nanocubes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this