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Synthesis of nanoparticles in microemulsions is an area of considerable current interest. This subject can be broadly divided into two sections defined by the nature of the host microemulsion reaction medium. Water-in-oil microemulsions have been used to prepare nanoparticles for more than two decades, and a wide variety of materials has been synthesised by these methods. Control parameters have been elucidated for influencing both nanoparticle concentration and morphology, allowing for tailored syntheses with various applications. More recently, the ability to synthesise nanoparticles in water/supercritical fluid microemulsions was realised. This method promises to be a highly useful route for controlled nanoparticle synthesis due to the added control variables afforded by tuneability of the solvent quality (density) through pressure and temperature. This review presents the current state-of-the-art in both fields.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanoparticles, Nanoparticle synthesis, Reversed micelles, Microemulsions, Supercritical fluids
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 11:06
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/96

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