J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 7, Supp. 1 July 2010, pp.S123~S129.

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Magnetism Study of CIxCoy[Fe(CN)6]·zH2O (CI=Rb,Cs) Prussian Blue Nanoparticles

J. F. Xua, H. Liua, P. Liua, C.H. Lianga, Q. Wanga, J. Fanga, J.H. Zhaoa,* and W.G. Shena,b

aDepartment of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000
bDepartment of Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237

We synthesized a series of cobalt-iron Prussian blue analogues in the form of nanocubes with which we tuned the amount of Cesium cation in the tetrahedral sites of the structure and varied nature of the alkali cation in the compound adopting a single microemulsion technique. Structure and morphology of the compound had been investigated by combining energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), thermo-gravimetry analysis (TGA), infrared spectroscopy (IR), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Transmission electron microscopy experiments (TEM). To directly determine the coercivity, remanence and Curie temperature, superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer (SQUID) was performed. Our investigation suggests that the amount and nature of the alkali cation are critical parameters for understanding the magnetic properties of the nanoparticles.

Keywords: Prussian blue analogues, Single microemulsion, Magnetic properties, Nanoparticles

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