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Oxide and chalcogenide nanoparticles from hydrothermal/solvothermal reactions

Rajamathi, Michael and Seshadri, Ram (2002) Oxide and chalcogenide nanoparticles from hydrothermal/solvothermal reactions. In: Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 6 (4). pp. 337-345.

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Abstract

We review recent reports of solvothermal or hydrothermal procedures for the preparation of isolated nanoparticles of some important oxide and chalcogenide materials. The synthetic procedures listed here have the advantages of being relatively inexpensive in terms of the solvents used, arguably green (when water is the solvent) and amenable to scale-up. Handling or processing under inert conditions are rarely called for. We include descriptions of work involving the preparation of capped quantum dots using solvothermal techniques as well as microwave-hydrothermal routes and flow-hydrothermal routes that allow continuous and rapid processing of nanoparticulate materials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsiver Sience.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 09:14
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19021

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