Synthesis of zinc-based nanomaterials: a biological perspective

Abhilash, and Pandey, B D (2012) Synthesis of zinc-based nanomaterials: a biological perspective. IET-Nanobiotechnology, 6 (4). pp. 144-148.

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Nanoparticles are the materials characterised by dimensions of the order of 100 nm or less. They exhibit a high surface/ volume ratio leading to different properties very different from those of the bulk materials. The development of uniform nanoparticles has been intensively pursued because of their technological and fundamental scientific importance. A number of chemical methods are available and are extensively used, but these are often energy intensive and use toxic chemicals. An alternative approach for the synthesis of uniform nanoparticles is the biological route that occurs at ambient temperature,pressure and at neutral pH. The main aim of this review is to enlist and compare various methods of synthesis of zinc-based nanoparticles with emphasis on the biological method.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://10.1049/iet-nbt.2011.0051
Uncontrolled Keywords:nanomaterials, ZnO, biological, microbes, template based
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:6160
Deposited By:Dr. Abhilash .
Deposited On:23 Oct 2012 17:00
Last Modified:04 Dec 2012 16:46
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