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Double-perovskite magnetic La2NiMnO6 nanoparticles for adsorption of bovine serum albumin applications

Zhi-Yong Wu1, Cai-Bin Ma2, Xin-Gui Tang2*, Rui Li2, Qiu-Xiang Liu2 and Bao-Tian Chen1*

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1 Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, People’s Republic of China

2 School of Physics and Optoelectric Engineering, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:207  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-207

Published: 2 May 2013

Abstract

Double-perovskite La2NiMnO6 (LNMO) nanoparticles were synthesized by co-precipitation process, and the adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA) protein on these nanoparticles was carried out. The powder samples were annealed at 750, 850, 950, and 1,050°C, respectively. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results reveal that there are double perovskites and exhibit mixed orientations, without any impurity phases. Transmission electron microscopy results as well as the XRD estimate results show that the crystalline size is about 34 to 40 nm. The adsorption of BSA on the magnetic nanoparticles was analyzed using a UV spectrophotometer at room temperature. The results show that the as-prepared LNMO nanoparticles display a good adsorbing ability for BSA, and the nanoparticle sintered at 850°C has the highest value of 219.6 mg/g, which is much higher than others.

Keywords:
Chemical co-precipitation; LNMO; Magnetic property; Nanoparticles; Adsorption; Bovine serum albumin protein