Biosynthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles: A Fresh Look at the Control of Shape, Size and Composition
AbstractSeveral methodologies have been devised for the design of nanomaterials. The “Holy Grail” for materials scientists is the cost-effective, eco-friendly synthesis of nanomaterials with controlled sizes, shapes and compositions, as these features confer to the as-produced nanocrystals unique properties making them appropriate candidates for valuable bio-applications. The present review summarizes published data regarding the production of nanomaterials with special features via sustainable methodologies based on the utilization of natural bioresources. The richness of the latter, the diversity of the routes adopted and the tuned experimental parameters have led to the fabrication of nanomaterials belonging to different chemical families with appropriate compositions and displaying interesting sizes and shapes. It is expected that these outstanding findings will encourage researchers and attract newcomers to continue and extend the exploration of possibilities offered by nature and the design of innovative and safer methodologies towards the synthesis of unique nanomaterials, possessing desired features and exhibiting valuable properties that can be exploited in a profusion of fields. View Full-Text
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Dahoumane, S.A.; Jeffryes, C.; Mechouet, M.; Agathos, S.N. Biosynthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles: A Fresh Look at the Control of Shape, Size and Composition. Bioengineering 2017, 4, 14.
Dahoumane SA, Jeffryes C, Mechouet M, Agathos SN. Biosynthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles: A Fresh Look at the Control of Shape, Size and Composition. Bioengineering. 2017; 4(1):14.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dahoumane, Si A.; Jeffryes, Clayton; Mechouet, Mourad; Agathos, Spiros N. 2017. "Biosynthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles: A Fresh Look at the Control of Shape, Size and Composition." Bioengineering 4, no. 1: 14.
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