Surfactant-assisted Microwave Route to Fabricate CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles

Document Type: Research Paper


Glycerol mono-oleate (GMO) was produced by direct esterification reaction with amberlyst 16 resin catalysts with the efficiency of 86% and was used as a surfactant for synthesis of CoFe2O4 nano-particles by surfactant-assisted microwave method. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-Ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to consider the structural and morphological properties of CoFe2O4 nano-particles. Results demonstrated that the average particle size and the percentage of crystallinity were 37.90 nm and 47.34%, respectively.