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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

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Author: Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221082
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 310
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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 Biopolymers Chemistry
5. Polypeptide Biopolymer Chemistry
6. Polylactic Acid & Polyhydroxybutyrate Chemistry

Part 3: Synthesis and Characterization of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
7. Synthesis of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
8. Physicochemical characterization of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
9. Toxicity of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
10. Biodegradability and Clearance Properties of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles

Part 3: Sustainability Applications of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
11. Catalytic Applications of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
12. Environmental Applications of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
13. Food Packaging Applications of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
14. Biological and Biomedical Applications of Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles
15. Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles for Biosensing
16. Future Trends in Biopolymer-Based Metal Nanoparticles        


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About the Author

Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh

Professor Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh received his BSc (2003) in applied Chemistry and MSc (2007) in organic chemistry. In 2012 he graduated his PhD in organic chemistry at the Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran and then he joined to chemistry department at the University of Qom as assistant professor. Up to now he published around 97 publications in high impact international journals. His current research interests mainly focus on the organometallic chemistry and design of new synthetic routes to the synthesis of novel organic molecules. During the last years his research shifted toward phytochemistry, green synthesis of metal and metal oxides nanocatalysts, photocatalysts and surface modification of colloidal inorganic nanostructures. He has been awarded many scientific Iranian and international prizes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Qom, Iran

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