Cellulose-magnetite composites have been prepared by suspension and dispersion of magnetite particles in a homogenous ionic liquid solution of cellulose, followed by regeneration into water, enabling the preparation of magnetically responsive films, flocs, fibers, or beads. The materials prepared were ferromagnetic, with a small superparamagnetic response, characteristic of the initial magnetite added. X-ray diffraction data indicated that the magnetite particles were chemically unaltered after encapsulation with an average particle size of approximately 25 nm.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Mar 2006|
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