Review on Polymeric Citrate Precursor and Sono-chemical Methods for the Synthesis of Nanomaterials

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Author(s): Irfan H. Lone*, Jeenat Aslam, Nagi R. E. Radwan, Arifa Akhter, Ali Habib Bashal, Rayees Ahmad Shiekh.

Journal Name: Current Analytical Chemistry

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Background: The manner in which the things are constructed with atoms and molecules essentially are important to know their properties and their respective interactions and hence it was on high demand to synthesis novel materials. The low temperature synthesis methods such as polymeric citrate precursor and sonochemical methods are efficient enough to control the preparation of novel nanoparticles with morphological differences that leads to the novel devices with desired technological performances. These methods are simple, very less expensive and are easy to handle to operate for the synthesis of nanoparticles as per the expected morphology and dimensions

Methods: Polymeric citrate precursor method, a chelate-based method involves the reaction between mixed cations with citric acid and then these cations are cross-linked with the help of ethylene glycol for the esterification process. Gel composites were heated which burns the organic moieties leaving behind the nanoparticles and burning gels becomes essential for the reduction of nanoparticles. Sonochemical method on the other hand uses ultrasonic irradiation results the acoustic cavitation and high intensity ultrasound has been exploited for the preparation of different series of nanoparticles.

Results: Commonly known for polymeric citrate method as Pechini gel pyrolysis method gives the evidence of versatile and elegant method for the synthesis of nanoparticles. Sonochemical method provides an unusual route of nanoparticle fabrication without bulk and that too with low temperature and pressure or less reaction time. These two methods have better control for the desired shape morphology and size and provide many opportunities for the use of these prepared nanoparticles in various aspects of science and technology.

Conclusion: Polymeric citrate precursor and sonochemical methods are efficient to reduce to promote desirable reaction conditions and reduce the metal ions for the fabrication of nanoparticles. The prepared nanoparticles by these two low cost elegant methods are uniform with small size distribution, reproducible with good yield as per the demanded applications.

Keywords: Citric acid and ethylene glycol ester bond, High degree of homogeneity, Less expensive, Ultrasound, Cavitation bubble, Sono chemical method, Nanoparticle synthesis

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DOI: 10.2174/1573411015666191203102837
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