Iron oxide nanoparticles (IO-NPs) were prepared by both coprecipitation and partial oxidation with and without citrate ions. These routes yielded IO-NPs with typical sizes and modified surfaces. The synthetized IO-NPs were suspended in water and used for the study of their effect on the germination of radish seeds. It was found that IO-NPs do not exhibit inhibitory effects in the germination of radish. Additionally, the IO-NPs obtained through co-precipitation and citrate modified exhibit greater effects on the development of radish stems. X-ray fluorescence measurements indicated that IO-NPs increased the concentration of iron in the radish cotyledons. Additionally, magnetic measurements detected that radish cotyledon grown in presence of IO-NP exhibit superparamagnetic properties. It suggests that IO-NPs remain superparamagnetic in the radish cotyledons.
Iron oxide, nanoparticles, radish
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N. Pariona, A. I. Martinez. (2018) Effect of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles on Germination and Early Growth of Raphanus Sativus. International Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Systems, 3, 36-41
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