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Transformation of γ-FeO(OH) to Fe3O4 by adsorption of iron(II) ion on γ-FeO(OH)

Abstract

When the pH of a reaction mixture of γ-FeO(OH) and the iron(II) ion is raised from 5 to 9, the γ-FeO(OH) is transformed to stoicheiometric Fe3O4 at 25 °C. The transformation reaction is triggered by the adsorption of the iron(II) ion on γ-FeO(OH) at a pH above 7.3, and the adsorbed FeII–γ-FeO(OH) is subsequently transformed to Fe3O4. In each step, one proton is released, a total of two protons being released in the reaction. The reaction of the transformation step is written as follows: [γ-FeO(OH)]2FeOH+ Fe3O4+ H2O + H+ and includes a dissolution–precipitation process. The adsorption of iron(II) ion on Fe3O4 seems to take place along with the formation of the intermediate by the adsorption of iron(II) ion on γ-FeO(OH).

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/DT9830000189
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1983,0, 189-194
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    Transformation of γ-FeO(OH) to Fe3O4 by adsorption of iron(II) ion on γ-FeO(OH)

    Y. Tamaura, K. Ito and T. Katsura, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1983, 0, 189
    DOI: 10.1039/DT9830000189

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