Fantastic new review in Chemical Reviews 2014 (Microwave-Assisted Preparation of Inorganic Nanostructures in Liquid Phase) summarizing some of the latest work in microwave inorganic nanoparticle synthesis. Below are a few of the important bullets discussed in the article….lots of interesting research being done in this arena — tremendous number of applications in this field:

Highlights:

1. Microwave Chemistry and Microwave Effects

Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal/Solvothermal Methods

2. Microwave-Assisted Preparation of Nanostructures in Aqueous Solution

3. Microwave-Assisted Preparation of Nanostructures in Polyols

4. Microwave-Assisted Preparation of Nanostructures Using Ionic Liquids

5. Microwave-Assisted Preparation of Nanostructures in Other Solvents (and Mixed solvents)

6. Microwave-Assisted Self-Assembly of Nanostructures

7. Comparison of Microwave Heating with Conventional Heating

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