Themed collection Synthesis of nanomaterials
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant extracts and their antimicrobial activities: a review of recent literature
Herein, we have reviewed new findings in the research domain of the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using different plant extracts and their potential applications as antimicrobial agents covering the literature since 2015.
A review on the biosynthesis of metal and metal salt nanoparticles by microbes
This review paper is a comprehensive outline of biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles by microbes including their mechanistic aspects, large-scale production approaches, mechanism of action, advantages and limitations of bio-mediated approach.
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: biomolecule-nanoparticle organizations targeting antimicrobial activity
In this review, we discuss the recent advances in green synthesis of silver nanoparticles, their application as antimicrobial agents and mechanism of antimicrobial mode of action.
Swollen liquid crystals (SLCs): a versatile template for the synthesis of nano structured materials
Swollen liquid crystals (SLCs) are the class of lyotropic liquid crystals (LLCs) that are usually formed by a quaternary mixture of aqueous phase, oil phase, surfactant and cosurfactant.
Graphene oxide: strategies for synthesis, reduction and frontier applications
In this review article, we describe a general introduction to GO, its synthesis, reduction and some selected frontier applications. Its low cost and potential for mass production make GO a promising building block for functional hybrid materials.
Methods and strategies for the synthesis of diverse nanoparticles and their applications: a comprehensive overview
Various methods to synthesize diverse nanoparticles with their different applications.
Synthesis and properties of molybdenum disulphide: from bulk to atomic layers
This review paper aims at a general introduction on up-to-date studies on the synthesis and properties of two-dimensional atomic layers of molybdenum disulphide, along with a brief overview on the bulk and three polytypes.
Nanomaterials via solution combustion synthesis: a step nearer to controllability
Recent progress in phase- and morphology-controlled solution combustion synthesis envisages mass fabrications of nanomaterials with more specified phases and morphologies.
This account presents an overview of the synthesis and application of graphene–inorganic nanocomposites.
Green synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles using orange fruit peel extract for antibacterial activities
This paper presents an efficient, environmentally friendly, and simple approach for the green synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) using orange fruit peel extract.
Synthesis of a hierarchical carbon fiber@cobalt ferrite@manganese dioxide composite and its application as a microwave absorber
In this study, a novel hierarchical carbon fiber@cobalt ferrite@manganese dioxide (CF@CoFe2O4@MnO2) composite was facilely prepared via a sol–gel method and hydrothermal reaction.
Facile solvothermal preparation of Fe3O4–Ag nanocomposite with excellent catalytic performance
A new Fe3O4–Ag nanocomposite was prepared via solvothermal method, demonstrating potential application in catalytic degradation of wastewater treatment and composite materials.
Synthesis and characterization of sulfophenyl-functionalized reduced graphene oxide sheets
We report modification of graphene oxide by thermal reduction to obtain reduced graphene oxide and subsequent functionalization with sulfophenyl groups to obtain SRGO as well as the characterization of these materials by TGA-MS.
Synthesis and highly effective purification of silver nanowires to enhance transmittance at low sheet resistance with simple polyol and scalable selective precipitation method
The high quality transparent conducting film (TCF) at a low sheet resistance of uniform and purified silver nanowires (AgNWs) have been successfully produced, the optoelectronic performance, which exceeds that of indium tin oxide (ITO).
Green synthesis of carbon quantum dots from lemon peel waste: applications in sensing and photocatalysis
Water soluble carbon quantum dots were synthesized from lemon peel waste and were used for Cr6+ detection and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye.
Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles using Hibiscus subdariffa leaf extract: effect of temperature on synthesis, anti-bacterial activity and anti-diabetic activity
Particle size dependent anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic activities of green synthesized ZnO nanoparticles.
Synthesis of ZnO/Au and ZnO/Ag nanoparticles and their photocatalytic application using UV and visible light
A simple approach for the deposition of Au and Ag nanoparticles on ZnO surface and to investigate their application in pollutant degradation.
Size-controlled silver nanoparticles synthesized over the range 5–100 nm using the same protocol and their antibacterial efficacy
Size-specific antibacterial activity of 5–100 nm silver nanoparticles synthesized using a novel co-reduction approach.
Facile preparation, high microwave absorption and microwave absorbing mechanism of RGO–Fe3O4 composites
Reduced graphene oxide (RGO)–Fe3O4 composites with obviously enhanced microwave absorption properties were successfully fabricated by a rational one-pot simplified co-precipitation route, which avoided the usage of an inert gas and any additional chemical agents (such as surfactants and stabilizers).
One-pot green synthesis of nitrogen-doped carbon nanoparticles as fluorescent probes for mercury ions
Fluorescent nitrogen-doped carbon nanoparticles (FNCPs) were synthesized by one-pot hydrothermal treatment of strawberry juice. The strategy was simple, green, and low-cost. The as-prepared FNCPs showed some excellent properties such as water-soluble and good stability, which was applied as an Hg2+ sensor with high sensitivity and selectivity.
graphene nanosheets as efficient metal-free oxygen reduction electrocatalysts
An ionic liquid assisted one-step route was developed to prepare metal-free P-doped graphene nanosheets (P-TRG) by thermal annealing a homogeneous mixture of graphene oxide and BmimPF6. The P-TRG exhibited enhanced catalytic activity, long-term stability, high selectivity for the four-electron reduction of O2, and excellent tolerance to methanol and CO poisoning in alkaline media, outperforming or comparable to commercial Pt/C catalysts.
A green and facile approach for the synthesis of
water soluble fluorescent carbon dots from banana juice
Green luminescent water soluble carbon dots were synthesized by simply heating a cheap and readily available renewable resource.
Co3O4 nanowire array for high performance supercapacitors
Freestanding Co3O4 nanowire arrays grown on a nickel foam has demonstrated high-rate energy storage for pseudocapacitor applications and excellent cycling stability.
One-pot green synthesis of Ag
nanoparticles- graphene nanocomposites and their applications in SERS, H2O2, and glucose sensing
In this contribution, we demonstrate a green, cost-effective, one-pot preparative route toward Ag nanoparticles-graphene (AgNPs–G) nanocomposites in aqueous solution with the use of tannic acid (TA), an environmentally friendly and water-soluble polyphenols, as a reducing agent.
About this collectionWe are very pleased to present our 10th Anniversary collection on Synthesis of nanomaterials!
Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to showcase some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today.
We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collection on Synthesis of nanomaterials!