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The Green Synthesis and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials

Changseok, H, Pelaez, M, Nadagouda, MN, Obare, SO, Falaras, P, Dunlop, PSM, Byrne, JA, Choi, H and Dionysiou, DD (2013) The Green Synthesis and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials. In: Sustainable Preparation of Metal Nanoparticles: Methods and Applications (RSC Green Chemistry No. 19). Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 106-143. ISBN 978-1-84973-428-8 [Book section]

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DOI: 10.1039/9781849735469


The ample use of nanomaterials has led to increasing demand in the chemical industry. Hence, many chemicals such as solvents, raw materials, reagents, and template materials, have been utilized in order to produce nanomaterials. In addition, the production of toxic or hazardous intermediates and products, as well as wastes has increased through reactions aiming at preparing desirable chemicals. The concept of green chemistry was introduced to chemical science and industry to reduce or eliminate the generation of undesirable products and to decrease the use of hazardous materials in chemical processes. This chapter will discuss green routes that have been applied in chemical processes to synthesize various nanomaterials.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:28708
Deposited By: Dr Patrick Dunlop
Deposited On:27 Feb 2014 11:40
Last Modified:09 Mar 2017 21:46

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