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Nanoparticles in Green Catalysis

Part 2. Heterogeneous Catalysis

  1. Mazaahir Kidwai

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628698.hgc016

Handbook of Green Chemistry

Handbook of Green Chemistry

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Kidwai, M. 2010. Nanoparticles in Green Catalysis. Handbook of Green Chemistry. 2:4:81–92.

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  1. University of Delhi, Department of Chemistry Green Chemistry Research Laboratory, Delhi, India

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  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

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In recent years, there has been growing interest in the catalytic properties of transition metal nanoparticles. The high surface area-to-volume ratio of solid-supported metal nanoparticles is mainly responsible for their catalytic properties and this can be exploited in many industrially important reactions. Green chemistry and nanotechnology are the tools which can be used simultaneously for the development of the various industrial and biologically active components. Various organic transformations and syntheses were carried out using both methodologies as a synthetic tool, as described in this chapter.


  • metal nanoparticles;
  • green catalysis;
  • gold;
  • nickel;
  • copper

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