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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

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Author: Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221082
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 486
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Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticle Chemistry for Sustainability Applications reviews key polymers found in nature, their characterization, modification and processes for applying them in the development of metal nanoparticles. Beginning with an introduction to both green chemistry and biopolymers, the book goes on to provide a detailed, comprehensive guide to the classification of biopolymers, with specific details on polysaccharides, proteins and polypeptides, along with a range of other key natural polymers. Synthesis, characterization and toxicity of natural polymer-based metal nanoparticles are then discussed before the book goes on to review the use of such particles across a range of important sustainable applications.

This book highlights novel topics related to the development and application of natural polymer-based metal nanoparticles, making it an ideal resource for all those working in the areas of green materials, environmental chemistry and polymer science and engineering.

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

Part 1: Introduction

1. An Introduction to Green Chemistry

2. Biopolymers: Production to Consumption

Part 2: Classification of Biopolymers

3. Polysaccharide Biopolymer Chemistry

4. Protein and Polypeptide Biopolymers Chemistry

5. Lignin Chemistry and Valorization

6. Polylactic Acid and Polyhydroxybutyrate Chemistry

Part 3: Properties of Biopolymers

7. Biodegradability Properties of Biopolymers

8. Toxicity of Biopolymer-Based (Nano)Materials

Part 4: Synthesis and Characterization of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles

9. Synthesis of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles

10. Physicochemical characterization of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles


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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.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Qom, Iran

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