We have synthesized superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles using co precipitation method and
developing nanoscrolls from various 2D materials using these superparamagnetic iron oxide
nanoparticles. Carbon nanoscrolls are regarded as a tubular form of graphene sheets formed by
rolling these sheets. Carbon nanoscrolls are important not only as these materials possess the
mechanical and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene but also because they are
expected to exhibit some novel electronic and optical properties. We have already synthesized
GNSs from rGO sheets decorated with iron oxide nanoparticles through hydrothermal method.
The oil pollution has emerged as a widespread and extensive concern as it causes severe damages
to marine and aquatic ecosystems. The technological use of nanoparticles has emerged as a novel
solution for removing oil from spills and oil discharges. Iron oxide nanoparticles are known for
their inherent low toxicity and magnetism, which not only allows the easy adsorption but also
the easy separation of these nanoparticles from fluids. Graphite oxide can be used for oil spill
removal due to its advantages of having higher adsorption capacity, higher adsorption rate,
superior stability and recyclability. Inorder to control and recover GO, these can be hybridised
with magnetic nanoparticles which improves both adsorption capacity as well as recovery. We are
also working with oil spill removal using the synthesized magnetic hybrids.