Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds

Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds

Volume 1: Fundamental Principles and Methods

1st Edition - April 3, 2021

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  • Editors: Boris Kharisov, Oxana Kharissova
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219676
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219386

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Modern techniques to produce nanoparticles, nanomaterials, and nanocomposites are based on approaches that frequently involve high costs, inefficiencies, and negative environmental impacts. As such, there has been a real drive to develop and apply approaches that are more efficient and benign. The Handbook of Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Compounds provides a comprehensive review of developments in this field, combining foundational green and nano-chemistry with the key information researchers need to assess, select and apply the most appropriate green synthesis approaches to their own work.Volume 1: Fundamental Principles and Methods provides a clear introduction to the fundamentals of green synthesis that places synthesis in the context of green chemistry. Beginning with a discussion of key greener physical and chemical methods for synthesis, including ultrasound, microwave and mechanochemistry methods, the book goes on to explore biological methods, including biosynthesis, green nanoformation, and virus-assisted methods.

Key Features

  • Discusses synthesis in the context of the principles of green chemistry
  • Highlights both traditional and innovative technologies for the synthesis of nanomaterials and related composites under green chemistry conditions
  • Reflects on the current and potential applications of natural products chemistry in synthesis


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. The Fundamental Perspectives of Greener Synthesis
    2. The Importance of Green Chemistry Metrics
    3. Greener Synthesis at Different Scales
    4. Role of greener syntheses at the nanoscale

    Part 2: Greener methods: Physical and chemical methods
    5. One-pot synthesis of nanomaterials
    6. Ultrasound-assisted reactions
    7. Ultrasound-assisted process: Reactions, extraction and surface modification
    8. Synthesis of carbon nanomaterials by chemical vapor deposition method using green chemistry principles
    9. Synthesis of nanomaterials and compounds via microwave irradiation as a greener alternative
    10. Ionic Liquids as Alternative Greener Solvents and Catalyst in Organic Transformations
    11. Synthesis of nanomaterials by mechanochemistry
    12. Greener catalysis for sustainable development of fine chemicals: An environmentally benevolent approach
    13. Nanocatalyst As Green Catalyst
    14. Greener Synthesis and Applications of Hybrid Sol-gel-processed Materials
    15. Microwave assisted organic syntheses (MAOS): The green synthetic route
    16. Recent advances in microwave assisted syntheses of organometallic compounds
    17. Glycerol: the liquid support for nanocatalysts

    Part 3: Greener methods: Biological methods
    18. Greener synthesis of nanomaterials and compounds from biomass sources
    19. Biosynthesis of bioactive zinc oxide nanoparticles
    20. Greener Synthesis of Nanomaterials using Some Plant Extracts
    21. Nanomaterials fabrication: Bacteria-assisted synthesis
    22. Algae, fungi and yeast mediated biological synthesis of nanoparticles and their various biomedical applications
    23. Industrial useful bioproducts and devices development from microbial strains assisted nanosystems or nanoparticles
    24. Plant extracts: a key ingredient for greener synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles
    25. Virus-assisted biological methods for greener synthesis of nanomaterials
    26. Sustainable valorization of the abundant biodiesel byproduct- glycerol
    27. Fungi and Metal Nanoparticles
    28. Green solvents
    29. Artificial photosynthesis system for the reduction of carbon dioxide to value-added fuels

Product details

  • No. of pages: 976
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: April 3, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219676
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219386

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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