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Synthesis of Nanomaterials

Part 4. Supercritical Solvents

  1. Zhimin Liu,
  2. Buxing Han

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628698.hgc042

Handbook of Green Chemistry

Handbook of Green Chemistry

How to Cite

Liu, Z. and Han, B. 2010. Synthesis of Nanomaterials. Handbook of Green Chemistry. 4:9:369–398.

Author Information

  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Beijing, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010


The sections in this article are

  • Introduction
  • Metal and Semiconductor Nanocrystals
    • Direct Synthesis of Nanocrystals in SCFs
      • Synthesis in scCO2
      • Synthesis in Supercritical Organic Solvents
      • Synthesis in Supercritical Water (scH2O)
    • Synthesis of Nanomaterials in SCF-based Microemulsions
      • Water-in-Supercritical Alkane Microemulsion
      • Water-in-scCO2 Microemulsions
      • Recovery of Nanoparticles from Reverse Micelles Using scCO2
  • Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
    • Supercritical Hydrothermal Synthesis
    • Direct Sol–Gel Synthesis in scCO2
    • Synthesis Using Water-in-CO2 Microemulsions
  • Carbon Nanomaterials
    • Carbon (CNTs) Nanotubes
    • Carbon Nanocages
  • Nanocomposites
    • Synthesis of Polymer-based Composites
    • Decoration of Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes
    • Deposition of Nanoparticles on Porous Supports
    • Some Other Nanocomposites
  • Conclusion


  • supercritical fluid;
  • nanomaterials synthesis;
  • nanocrystals;
  • nanoparticles;
  • metal oxide nanoparticles;
  • carbon nanomaterials;
  • supercritical carbon dioxide