Manganese oxide (II,III) nanoparticles

Mn3O4 is found in nature as the mineral hausmannite and it has a spinel structure, where the oxide ions are cubic close packed.

We at Particular Materials synthesize nano Mn3O4 and we produce dispersions with excellent stability, monodispersity and fully disaggregated state.

Technical Information

Some of the main properties are:

In order to be able to take advantage of the various properties of Mn3O4  nanoparticles, significant care needs to be taken in controlling size, monodispersity and crystalline structure.

Related Applications and Industries

Mn3O4 has been found to act as a catalyst for a range of reactions, for example the oxidation of methane and carbon monoxide, the decomposition of NO, the reduction of nitrobenzene and the catalytic combustion of organic compounds.

Other key applications of Mn3O4 nanoparticles are as follows:

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Antimicrobial and bactericidal
  • Biosensor
  • Biomedical applications
  • Energy storage devices


Selected nanotechnology research articles

Mn3O4 nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization and their antimicrobial and anticancer activity against A549 and MCF-7 cell lines.  Rafi Shaik M., Syed R., Farooq Adil S., et al. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences,Volume 28, Issue 2,2021,Pages 1196-1202.

Salting-out aided dispersive extraction of Mn3O4 nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes for application in supercapacitors.  Kaelan Rorabeck, Igor Zhitomirsky. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 618, 2021.

Facile electrodeposition of Mn3O4 nanoparticles on wood-derived porous carbon for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitor. Minhua Jiang, Zhen Liu, Junying Hu, Yingxin Liu, Yi Luo, Xinquan Lai, Tao Xu. Diamond and Related Materials, Volume 118, 2021.

Electrochemical prospects and potential of hausmannite Mn3O4 nanoparticles synthesized through microplasma discharge for supercapacitor applications.  E.R. Kavitha, S. Meiyazhagan, S. Yugeswaran, P. Balraju, K. Suresh. 2020