Researchers are exploring ways to use nanoparticles in multiple applications across various fields such as biology, physics, chemistry, pharmaceutical drug manufacture, polymer science, toxicology, cosmetics, optical components, and mechanical engineering.
This article discusses the properties and applications of manganese iron oxide nanoparticles. Manganese is a Block D, Period 4 element, iron is a Block D, Period 4 element, and oxygen is a Block P, Period 2 element. Manganese is found in braunite, psilomelane, pyrolusite, and rhodochrosite, while iron is found in the minerals hematite and magnetite.
Manganese iron oxide nanoparticles appear in a green powder form.
The chemical properties of manganese iron oxide nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
||Manganese [Ar] 3d54s2
Iron [Ar] 3d64s2
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
The physical properties of manganese iron oxide nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The key application of manganese iron oxide nanoparticles is as a catalyst to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) levels in air emissions to parts per billion (ppb).