Cobalt (Co) Nanoparticles - Features and Applications of Cobalt Nanoparticles (Surfaced Modified with L-Cysteine Ethyl Ester) by Strem Chemicals

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Properties of Cobalt Nanoparticles
Applications of Cobalt Nanoparticles


Since its inception, Strem Chemicals has focused on offering unique organometallic compounds for both academic and industrial research purposes. Close relationships with leading researchers in the field have enabled Strem to stay abreast of the latest scientific advances in and regularly add novel chemicals to our product portfolio. Most recently, Strem Chemicals has embraced the emerging area of nanotechnology and formed a collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kohlenforschung. A series of including metal nanoclusters, metal nanocolloids (organosols and hydrosols), metal nanopowders, metal nanoparticles, and magnetic fluids are now available from Strem Chemicals.

Properties of Cobalt Nanoparticles

The physical and chemical properties of Cobalt Nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

MDL Number


Molecular Formula


Color and Form

~10nm; black powder (wet with ethanol)


Cobalt Nanoparticles: 4%, L-Cysteine: 1%, Ethanol: 95%

Solubility in Water



Air and moisture stable

Note: This product is a suspension in ethanol. The material can easily be transferred into stable water suspensions.

Applications of Cobalt Nanoparticles

In view of biomedical applications, Cobalt Nanoparticles is a starting material for further surface modifications such a dextrancoating, or formation of magnetic polymer microspheres.

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