Recovery and Reuse of Nanoparticles by Tuning Solvent Quality (pages 339–341)
Olesya Myakonkaya, Benoit Deniau, Julian Eastoe, Sarah E. Rogers , Aurelie Ghigo, Martin Hollamby, Ana Vesperinas, Meenakshisundaram Sankar, Stuart H. Taylor, Jonathan K. Bartley and Graham J. Hutchings
Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900280
Nanoparticles Are Forever: An isothermal low-energy approach permits recovery of nanoparticles for reuse by tuning solvent quality. The recovered and redispersed nanoparticles retain their morphology and chemical reactivity for recycle and reuse. The method, shown here to be effective in the application of nanoparticles as catalysts, will have a wide and general applicability.