Guest editors Taeghwan Hyeon, Liberato Manna and Stanislaus S. Wong introduce the Sustainable Nanotechnology issue of Chemical Society Reviews
Biological and environmental interactions of emerging two-dimensional nanomaterials
Two-dimensional materials interact with biological systems and the natural environment in unique ways determined by their atomically thin geometry and enormous chemical diversity. This review focused on the basic interaction mechanisms and their implications for technology development and safe material design.
A concise guide to sustainable PEMFCs: recent advances in improving both oxygen reduction catalysts and proton exchange membranes
The rising interest in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) technology has created a growing and timely need and realization to develop rational chemical strategies to create highly efficient, durable, and cost-effective fuel cells.
A sustainable future for photonic colloidal nanocrystals
We discuss the prospects of replacing Cd- and Pb-based colloidal nanocrystals with heavy metal-free alternatives for photonic applications.
Environmental applications of graphene-based nanomaterials
A critical assessment of recent developments in environmental applications of graphene and graphene-based materials.
Designing nanomaterials to maximize performance and minimize undesirable implications guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry
A sustainable material design framework is proposed that emphasizes the importance of establishing structure–property–function (SPF) and structure–property–hazard (SPH) relationships to guide the rational design of ENMs.
Redefining biorefinery: the search for unconventional building blocks for materials
This review discusses different strategies for the upgrading of biomass into sustainable monomers and building blocks as scaffolds for the preparation of green polymers and materials.
Toward continuous and scalable production of colloidal nanocrystals by switching from batch to droplet reactors
Droplet reactors serve as a practical platform to the scalable production of colloidal nanocrystals with well-controlled sizes, shapes, and structures.
Industrial applications of nanoparticles
This tutorial review analyses where nanoparticle research has left the laboratory and today contributes to valuable products.
Green chemistry for nanoparticle synthesis
This review describes the principles of green chemistry applied to the field of nanoparticle synthesis.
About this collectionChemical Society Reviews
is delighted to present a themed issue on sustainable nanotechnology, guest edited by Stanislaus Wong, Taeghwan Hyeon, Liberato Manna. The issue intends to review the success and shortcomings to date of applying the twelve Principles of Green Chemistry to Nanotechnology and will aim to deal with additional related concerns to underscore the timely significance and complexity of this topic. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.