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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Controlled synthesis of noble metal nanomaterials: motivation, principles, and opportunities in nanocatalysis

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Author(s):
Geonmonond, Rafael S. [1] ; Da Silva, Anderson G. M. [1] ; Camargo, Pedro H. C. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Quim Fundamental, Inst Quim, Ave Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 90, n. 1, 1, p. 719-744, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

This review describes some principles of the controlled synthesis of metal nanoparticles, focusing on how the fundamental understanding of their synthesis in the solution-phase can be put to tailor size, shape, composition, and architecture. The maneuvering over these parameters not only enable the tuning of properties, but also the maximization and optimization of performances for various applications. Herein, we start with a brief description of metallic nanoparticles, highlighting the motivation for achieving physicochemical control in their synthesis. After that, we turn our attention to some important definitions and classifications as well as their unique properties such as surface and quantum effects. Moreover, we discuss the strategies for the controlled synthesis of metal nanomaterials based on the top-down and bottom-up approaches, focusing our discussion on their formation mechanisms in liquid-phase in terms of both thermodynamic and kinetic control. Finally, we point out the promising applications of controlled nanomaterials in the field of nanocatalysis and plasmon-enhanced catalysis, describing some of the current challenges in these fields. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/21366-9 - Hybrid materials containing metal nanoparticles for catalytic applications
Grantee:Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/26308-7 - Optimization of the physicochemical properties of nano -structured materials for applications in molecular recognition, catalysis and energy conversion/storage
Grantee:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants