Recent Advances in Nanoscience and Technology

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The present Ebook deals with various strategies that have frequently been followed to fabricate nanostructures of required size and shape, and with required functionalities to enable them to be used ...
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SURFACTANT BASED SYNTHESIS OF METAL NANOSYSTEMS

Pp. 12-24 (13)

Jian Zhang and Hanying Zhao

Abstract

Design of consistant and facile methods for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles is a significant forward direction in the field of application of materials science, nanotechnology and medicine. A number of methods have been suggested in the literature for the synthesis of nonagglomerated nanoparticles. These include natural and synthetic polymers, biological macromolecules, latex particles, mesoporous inorganic materials, dendrimers, microgels or hydrogels, colloidal systems and others. In this chapter, we review the latest development of various surfactant based synthesis of metal nanoparticles with a few illustrations on how the stability, morphology and complexity of nanosystems differs with current methodologies.

Keywords:

Nanotechnology, nanoparticles, nanocluster, surfactant.

Affiliation:

Key Laboratory of Functional Polymer Materials, Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, P. R. China