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Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128219386

Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds

1st Edition

Volume 1: Fundamental Principles and Methods

Editors: Boris Kharisov Oxana Kharissova
Paperback ISBN: 9780128219386
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2021
Page Count: 610
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Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds, Volume One: Fundamental Principles and Methods provides a comprehensive review of developments in this field, combining foundational green and nano-chemistry with key information researchers need to assess, select and apply the most appropriate green synthesis approaches to their own work. Beginning with a clear introduction to the fundamentals of green synthesis that places synthesis in the context of green chemistry, the book goes on to discuss key greener physical, chemical and biological methods for synthesis, before going on to discuss greener synthesis at the macro and nanoscales.

Further chapters explore the potential for synthesis at the industrial scale, synthesis from renewable sources, and environmental aspects of greener synthesis. Drawing on the experiences of a global team of expert contributors, this book provides an indispensable guide for all those interested in understanding, identifying, developing or applying greener synthetic approaches in their work.

Key Features

  • Highlights innovative, greener technologies for the synthesis of nanomaterials and related composites under green chemistry conditions
  • Discusses the synthesis of widely different groups of chemical compounds and distinct materials
  • Provides illustrative examples throughout to support learning and guide implementation of theory in practice


Researchers, students, teachers, R&D teams and engineers across both academia and industry who use synthesis as part of their work, including synthetic chemists and chemical engineers; green, medicinal and analytical chemists; materials and nanotech scientists; pharmaceutical, toxicological and forensic scientists. Libraries in universities and industrial institutions, government and independent institutes, and individual research groups

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals of greener synthesis
1. 12 classic rules of green chemistry
2. General synthesis methods in green chemistry
3. Micro- and macroscale reactors for greener synthesis
4. Green solvents

Part 2: Greener methods: Physical and chemical methods
5. Mechanochemical/tribochemical route
6. Hydro/solvothermal routes
7. Microwave heating
8. Ultrasound-assisted reactions
9. Photochemical reactions
10. Sol-gel route
11. Solid state reactions at low temperature
12. Greener catalysis

Part 3: Greener methods: Biological methods
13. Plant extract-assisted synthesis
14. Bacteria-assisted synthesis
15. Virus-assisted synthesis
16. Fungi-, algae- and yeast-assisted synthesis

Part 4: Greener synthesis: Synthesis at macroscale
17. Organic compounds
18. Polymers
19. Metal salts
20. Organometallic complexes and MOFs
21. Biomaterials
22. Pharmaceuticals

Part 5: Greener synthesis: Synthesis at nanoscale
23. Metal nanoparticles
24. Non-metal elemental nanoparticles
25. Metal oxide and non-metal oxide nanoparticles
26. Nanoparticles of other chemical compounds
27. Nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and hybrids

Part 6: Further aspects of greener synthesis
28. Possibilities for synthesis at the industrial scale
29. Synthesis from renewable sources
30. Environmental aspects of greener synthesis


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About the Editors

Boris Kharisov

Dr. Boris Kharisov is currently a Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL). He took part in the liquidation of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, working in the contaminated zone in 1987. He received his M.Sc. in 1986, in radiochemistry and a PhD in inorganic chemistry in 1993, from the Moscow State University, Russia; Dr. Hab. in physical chemistry in 2006 from Rostov State University, Russia. Dr. Kharisov’s specialities are materials chemistry, coordination and inorganic chemistry, phthalocyanines, ultrasound, nanotechnology, chemical treatment of petroleum, environmental remediation. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Science and National Researchers System (SNI, Level III), is the co-author of 13 books, 171 articles, 13 book chapters, and holds eight patents. In addition, he has co-edited three invited special issues of international journals, and is the member of the Editorial board of six journals. His biography was published in: “Who is Who in the World” and “Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Researcher, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico City, Mexico

Oxana Kharissova

Dr. Oxana Kharissova is currently a Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL). She received her M.Sc. in 1994, in crystallography from Moscow State University, Russia, and a Ph.D. in Materials from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. She is a member of the National Researchers System (SNI, Level II), Materials Research Society and Mexican Academy of Science. She is the co-author of 8 books, 13 book chapters, 87 articles, and holds 9 patents. Her specialties are materials, nanotechnology (carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanostructurized metals, fullerenes), microwave irradiation and crystallography; nanotechnology-based methods for petroleum treatment. Dr. Kharissova holds the awards “Flama, Vida y Mujer 2017” and “Tecnos” (2004). She is an expert of the National Council for Science & Technology of Mexico (Conacyt).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Researcher, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico City, Mexico

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