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Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticle Chemistry for Sustainable Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128221082

Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticle Chemistry for Sustainable Applications

1st Edition

Volume 1: Classification, Properties and Synthesis

Author: Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221082
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th March 2021
Page Count: 498
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Biopolymers are becoming an increasingly important area of research as traditional chemical feedstocks run low and concerns about environmental impacts increase. One area of particular interest is their use for more sustainable development of metal nanoparticles. Biopolymer-based Metal Nanoparticle Chemistry for Sustainability Applications, Volume 1 reviews key polymers found in nature, their characterization and modification, and processes for using them in the development of metal nanoparticles.

Beginning with an introduction to both green chemistry and biopolymers in Part 1, the book goes on to outline the classification of biopolymers in Part 2, with specific details on polysaccharides, proteins and polypeptides, lignin, and polylactic acid. Properties of biopolymers, including biodegradability and toxicity, are the focus of Part 3, before Part 4 goes on to discuss synthesis and characterization.

Key Features

  • Reviews novel sources of polymers with high potential as green media for synthesizing nanostructures
  • Provides technological details on the synthesis of natural polymer-based metal nanoparticles
  • Highlights the use of natural polymer supports and the impact of their properties on stability, morphology and scale of nanostructures


Physical, green and materials chemists, Materials scientists and engineers, Polymer researchers and developers, Environmental scientists and all those working in related fields across academia and industry

Table of Contents

1. Application of biopolymers in bioplastics

Part I - Biopolymer-based structures and the food industry

2. Polysaccharides in food industry

3. Proteins in food industry

4. Food packaging applications of biopolymer-based (nano)materials

Part II - Biomedical and biological applications

of biopolymer-based nanomaterials

5. Biomedical applications of biopolymer-based (nano)materials

6. Biological applications of biopolymer-based (nano)materials

Part III - Further sustainability applications of biopolymerbased metal nanoparticles

7. Catalytic applications of biopolymer-based metal nanoparticles

8. Environmental applications of biopolymer-based (nano)materials

9. Biopolymer-based metal nanoparticles for biosensing

10. Biopolymer-based (nano) materials for supercapacitor applications

11. Biopolymer-based (nano)materials for hydrogen storage


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About the Author

Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh

Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Qom, Iran. His current research mainly focusses on the organic and organometallic chemistry and design of new synthetic routes to the synthesis of novel organic molecules. In recent years, his research has shifted toward plant-mediated green synthesis of metal and metal oxides nanocatalysts, water treatment, biopolymer-based metal nanoparticle, biomass valorization, and surface modification of colloidal inorganic nanostructures. He has been awarded multiple Iranian and international scientific prizes and has published over 210 publications in high impact international journals, 3 book chapters and 1 book with Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Qom, Qom, Iran

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