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Nanomaterials 2016, 6(5), 84;

Biosynthesis of Metal Nanoparticles: Novel Efficient Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts

Departament of Biocatalysis, Institute of Catalysis (CSIC), Marie Curie 2, Cantoblanco, Campus UAM, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Advanced Imaging Unit, Spanish National Research Center for Cardiovascular Disease (CNIC), 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editors: Hermenegildo García and Sergio Navalón
Received: 17 February 2016 / Revised: 19 April 2016 / Accepted: 26 April 2016 / Published: 5 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles for Catalysis)
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This review compiles the most recent advances described in literature on the preparation of noble metal nanoparticles induced by biological entities. The use of different free or substituted carbohydrates, peptides, proteins, microorganisms or plants have been successfully applied as a new green concept in the development of innovative strategies to prepare these nanoparticles as different nanostructures with different forms and sizes. As a second part of this review, the application of their synthetic ability as new heterogonous catalysts has been described in C–C bond-forming reactions (as Suzuki, Heck, cycloaddition or multicomponent), oxidations and dynamic kinetic resolutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal nanoparticle; biosynthesis; peptides; sugars; proteins; heterogeneous catalysis metal nanoparticle; biosynthesis; peptides; sugars; proteins; heterogeneous catalysis

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Palomo, J.M.; Filice, M. Biosynthesis of Metal Nanoparticles: Novel Efficient Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 84.

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