Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Natural and Synthetic Ferritins and Their Mimetics
M. Szybowicz a, M. Koralewskib, J. Karoń c and L. Melnikova d
aFaculty of Technical Physics, Poznań University of Technology, Nieszawska13A, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
bFaculty of Physics, A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
cClinic of General Surgery, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Szwajcarska 3, 61-285 Poznań, Poland
dInstitute of Experimental Physics, SAS, Watsonova 47, 040 01 Kosice, Slovakia
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Micro-Raman spectroscopy was used to studies of naturally occurring biogenic ferritin, synthetic ferritin with magnetic core (magnetoferritin) as well as their several mimetics. We demonstrate the ability of micro-Raman spectroscopy to discriminate between ferritin and magnetoferritin used in the studies. The results are promising for further use of the Raman spectroscopy as potential tool to distinguish between the forms of iron present in biogenic materials and biological tissues.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.534
PACS numbers: 87.15.-v, 87.64.Je