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Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, Hazards and Safety - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128238233

Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, Hazards and Safety

1st Edition

Editors: Muhammad Tahir Muhammad Sagir Abdullah Asiri
Paperback ISBN: 9780128238233
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st February 2021
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. History and development of nanomaterials
3. Sources of nanomaterials
4. Types and classification of nanomaterials
5. Characterization and Physicochemical properties of nanomaterials
6. Nanotoxicology - toxicology of nanomaterials and Incidental nanomaterials
7. Methods for exposure measurements and existing tools for risk assessment
8. Physico-chemical characteristics dependent toxicity
9. Health and safety hazards of nanomaterials
10. Protection and Hazard controls for exposures reduction measurements
11. Nanomaterial safety regulations
12. Conclusions and future directions


Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, Hazards and Safety explains the fundamental properties of nanomaterials, explaining their types and classifications. The book includes methods of preparation and characterization of nanostructured materials. It explains the principles and fundamentals of nanomaterials and information on both pure and composite-based materials with e nanostructures, outlines the latest developments and advances in nanomaterials, and highlights the toxic effects and protection.

This book is designed to appeal to a wide readership of academic and industrial researchers, focusing on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, sustainable chemistry, energy conversion and storage, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental protection, optoelectronics, sensors, and surface and interface science. It will also appeal to researchers wishing to know how to design new types of materials with controlled nanostructures.

Key Features

  • Provides information on major concepts and advances made in the areas of nanomaterials properties and nano safety
  • Identifies the major physiochemical properties of nanomaterials
  • Explores the toxicity of different class of nanomaterials, and how these can be used safely


Materials scientists and engineers


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About the Editors

Muhammad Tahir

Muhammad Tahir is Assistant Professor and Group Leader: Materials Science, Nanomaterials & Applications, at the Department of Physics, University of Gujrat, Pakistan. His research focuses on the areas of micro- and nanomanufacturing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Group Leader: Materials Science, Nanomaterials and Applications,Department of Physics, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Muhammad Sagir

Dr. Muhammad Sagir is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at the University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan. His research interests are in in the field of Chemical Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan

Abdullah Asiri

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than 800 Publications in international journals, seven book chapters, and ten books

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia