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dc.contributor.authorPolshettiwar, Vivek
dc.contributor.authorVarma, Rajender S.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-02T09:12:13Z
dc.date.available2015-08-02T09:12:13Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn14639262
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/b921171c
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561471
dc.description.abstractNano-materials are important in many diverse areas, from basic research to various applications in electronics, biochemical sensors, catalysis and energy. They have emerged as sustainable alternatives to conventional materials, as robust high surface area heterogeneous catalysts and catalyst supports. The nano-sized particles increase the exposed surface area of the active component of the catalyst, thereby enhancing the contact between reactants and catalyst dramatically and mimicking the homogeneous catalysts. This review focuses on the use of nano-catalysis for green chemistry development including the strategy of using microwave heating with nano-catalysis in benign aqueous reaction media which offers an extraordinary synergistic effect with greater potential than these three components in isolation. To illustrate the proof-of-concept of this "green and sustainable" approach, representative examples are discussed in this article. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
dc.description.sponsorshipAuthors thank their associates, especially Dr.'s M. N. Nadagouda and B. Baruwati, among others, for their valuable contributions to our research program on Green Nano-materials. VP was supported, in part, by the Postgraduate Research Program at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. EPA.
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
dc.titleGreen chemistry by nano-catalysis
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalGreen Chemistry
dc.contributor.institutionSustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 W. Martin Luther King Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45268, United States
kaust.personPolshettiwar, Vivek


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