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Green materials synthesis with supercritical water

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This paper describes the chemistry of green materials synthesized with supercritical fluids. First, the properties and some specific features of supercritical water are summarized. Then, supercritical hydrothermal synthesis of nanoparticles is explained, and various applications of green materials are described. The surface control of nanoparticles in supercritical water is also explained. Green processes involving chemical recycling of waste polymers and a combination of hydrothermal synthesis and supercritical water oxidation are also discussed. Finally, commercialization of supercritical water processes is discussed.

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2011, accepted on 20 Apr 2011 and first published on 26 May 2011

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15158D
Green Chem., 2011,13, 1380-1390

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    Green materials synthesis with supercritical water

    T. Adschiri, Y. Lee, M. Goto and S. Takami, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 1380
    DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15158D

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