Formation of Concentric Ferromagnetic Nanotubes from Biologically Active Phospholipids

Marek W. Urban, University of Southern Mississippi

Originally published in Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2007, 17, 4644-4646

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Biologically active 1,2-bis(10,12-tricosadiynoyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DC8,9PC) nanotube-forming phospholipids (PL) were utilized to synthesize highly ferromagnetic, concentric iron oxide–carbon–iron oxide nanotubes (FMNTs), using Fe2+/H2O2 redox reactions, followed by further exposure to 550 °C