Green Microwave Nano Synthesis in Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories

Microwave technology has become a common tool for chemical synthesis; many academic institutions are incorporating microwave-assisted experiments into their teaching and research labs as a way to introduce green chemistry principles in a wide variety of applications including nanoparticle synthesis. With the expanding interest in nanoparticles as catalysts, electronic nanodevices, and antimicrobials in medical devices, there has been an increased emphasis on developing sustainable and greener chemical synthetic processes. Microwaves have been used to successfully research environmentally benign synthetic processes for nanoparticles on a research-scale which can be explored at the undergraduate level in teaching laboratories.


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