Metal nanoparticles in liquid phase catalysis; from recent advances to future goals


Zahmakiran M. , ÖZKAR S.

NANOSCALE, vol.3, no.9, pp.3462-3481, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c1nr10201j
  • Title of Journal : NANOSCALE
  • Page Numbers: pp.3462-3481

Abstract

Metal nanoparticles have attracted much attention over the last decade owing to their unique properties, different to their bulk counterparts, which pave the way for their application in different fields from materials science and engineering to biomedical applications. Of particular interest, the use of metal nanoparticles in catalysis has brought superior efficiency in terms of activity, selectivity and lifetime to heterogeneous catalysis. This article reviews the recent developments in the synthesis routes and the catalytic performance of metal nanoparticles depending on the solvent used for various organic and inorganic transformations. Additionally, we also discuss the prevalent complications and their possible solutions plus future prospects in the field of nanocatalysis.