RATIONAL SYNTHESIS APPROACHES TO METAL NANOPARTICLES AND POLYMER METAL NANOCOMPOSITES
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K. Samba Sivudu, Y. Murali Mohan and K. Mohana Raju
The scientific and industrial need for novel composite materials and nanoparticles has opened
new paths and led to significant advances in the field of nanocomposites. A number of nanosystems can be
designed based on their unique physico-chemical structures for direct biomedical applications. This review
is focused on the most novel strategies and trends to design metal nanoparticles including thermal
decomposition, chemical reduction and green methods. These methods can be applied to fabricate polymer
metal nanocomposites into different forms: core –shell, hollow core- shell nanoparticle system, metal
nanoparticles in hydrogel matrix and layer by layer assembly systems. The resulting new class of materials
found fascinating interest in antimicrobial, drug delivery and in catalysis.
Metal nanoparticles, polymer metal nanocomposites, chemical reduction, green method, core –shell,
drug delivery, catalysis.
Department of Polymer Science & Technology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur -515 003, India