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Electrochemical Synthesis of Unique Nanomaterials in Ionic Liquids

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Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect 47, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Institute of Ecology and Engineering, National Science and Technology University “MISiS”, Leninsky Prospect 4, 119049 Moscow, Russia
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Academic Editors: Gloria Víllora and Mercedes G. Montalbán
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(12), 3270; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11123270
Received: 26 October 2021 / Revised: 24 November 2021 / Accepted: 27 November 2021 / Published: 1 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnology for Green Chemical Engineering)
The review considers the features of the processes of the electrochemical synthesis of nanostructures in ionic liquids (ILs), including the production of carbon nanomaterials, silicon and germanium nanoparticles, metallic nanoparticles, nanomaterials and surface nanostructures based on oxides. In addition, the analysis of works on the synthesis of nanoscale polymer films of conductive polymers prepared using ionic liquids by electrochemical methods is given. The purpose of the review is to dwell upon an aspect of the applicability of ILs that is usually not fully reflected in modern literature, the synthesis of nanostructures (including unique ones that cannot be obtained in other electrolytes). The current underestimation of ILs as an electrochemical medium for the synthesis of nanomaterials may limit our understanding and the scope of their potential application. Another purpose of our review is to expand their possible application and to show the relative simplicity of the experimental part of the work. View Full-Text
Keywords: ionic liquids; nanomaterials; nanostructure; electrochemistry; electrosynthesis ionic liquids; nanomaterials; nanostructure; electrochemistry; electrosynthesis
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Lebedeva, O.; Kultin, D.; Kustov, L. Electrochemical Synthesis of Unique Nanomaterials in Ionic Liquids. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 3270. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11123270

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Lebedeva O, Kultin D, Kustov L. Electrochemical Synthesis of Unique Nanomaterials in Ionic Liquids. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(12):3270. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11123270

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