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Industrial applications of nanoparticles

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Abstract

Research efforts in the past two decades have resulted in thousands of potential application areas for nanoparticles – which materials have become industrially relevant? Where are sustainable applications of nanoparticles replacing traditional processing and materials? This tutorial review starts with a brief analysis on what makes nanoparticles attractive to chemical product design. The article highlights established industrial applications of nanoparticles and then moves to rapidly emerging applications in the chemical industry and discusses future research directions. Contributions from large companies, academia and high-tech start-ups are used to elucidate where academic nanoparticle research has revolutionized industry practice. A nanomaterial-focused analysis discusses new trends, such as particles with an identity, and the influence of modern instrument advances in the development of novel industrial products.

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The article was received on 30 Oct 2014 and first published on 11 Feb 2015


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00362D
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Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 5793-5805

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    Industrial applications of nanoparticles

    W. J. Stark, P. R. Stoessel, W. Wohlleben and A. Hafner, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 5793
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00362D

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