Special Issue "Green Biosynthesis of Nanostructures and Their Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ricardo J. B. Pinto
Guest Editor
CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: biopolymers; nanomaterials; metal nanoparticles; bionanocomposites; green synthesis
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Dr. Carmen S.R. Freire
Guest Editor
CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: production and application of biogenic nanofibers (bacterial cellulose and protein fibrils); nanostructured bio-composites; bio-based materials for biomedical applications (wound healing and drug delivery); bio-composites and functional paper materials; chemical modification of (nano)cellulose fibers and other polysaccharides and their characterization and applications; chemistry of lignocellulosic materials (cellulose, wood, cork, etc.); valorization of biomass residues; isolation, characterization, and chemical transformations of bioactive components
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our planet is walking to a point of no return in terms of resources and pollution. Awareness about these global problems has been growing in recent years, bringing together efforts from funding agencies, governments, and researchers. These efforts include the search for greener and sustainable production methodologies and materials. This is also a reality in the field of nanostructured materials, where green biosynthesis has emerged as a powerful design tool.

This eco-friendly approach that comprises the use of different microorganisms, plants, or plant extracts has attracted great attention due to the high diversity of raw materials, their abundance, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness. The potential of this field is undeniable, as verified by the exponential growth of publications covering the preparation of distinct types of nanostructures (e.g., nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes) with a variety of compositions and properties for an immensity of applications.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will cover the recent advancements on the green synthesis of nanostructured materials and their innovative applications.

Dr. Ricardo J.B. Pinto
Dr. Carmen S.R. Freire
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • green synthesis
  • renewable resources
  • plant extracts
  • nanoparticles
  • nanowires
  • nanotubes

Published Papers

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