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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
ISSN(Print):2279-07 48; ISSN(Online):2319-5541

Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Nanoparticles for Biological Applications



Iron (Fe) nanoparticles have been synthesized by simple co-precipitation method. The x-ray
diffraction studies indicated the formation of Fe nanoparticles with cubic phase. Surface morphology of
Fe and has been studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Transmission electron microscopy
(TEM) images reveal that Fe nanoparticle have size ranging from 25-41 nm. Also we have reported
about the changes in the growth of piglets such as its body weight (kg), its haemoglobin (g %) level, its
hematocrit (%) level and its erythrocyte count, when it was supplemented with different compositions of
iron nanoparticles since iron is an integral component of hemoglobin which plays major role in supply of
oxygen for normal functioning of body cells. Besides that iron is necessary for activity of several enzymes
and catalytic pathways at cellular level.

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: Agilan Santhanam 6  

Email: agilan@cit.edu.in

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Peula Kumari Ponnaian 1,  Rachel Oommen 2,  Senthil Kumaran Chinna Kannaiyan 3,  Santhanam Jayachandran 4,  Muthukumarasamy Natarajan 5,  Agilan Santhanam 6*.  

1. Department of Physics, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tiruppur, TN, India.

2. Department of Physics, Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore, TN, India.

3, 5, 6. Department of Physics, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, TN, India.

4. Department of Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu, TN, India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 4, No.1 pp. 23-26
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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