Green Synthesis of Gold, Platinum and Palladium Nanoparticles by Lignin and Hemicellulose


Nowadays, noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) are at a leading edge of the rapidly developing field of nanomaterials [1-3]. Preparation of noble metal NPs, such as platinum, gold and palladium, have been studied intensively based on their wide usefulness in magnetic, electronic, catalytic and mechanic technologies [4,5] Various methods have been developed for their preparation, including citrate reduction, sodium borohydride reduction, polyol process and physical radiolytic synthesis etc [69]. However, in those cases, harmful or petroleum-derived chemical reduce agents or dispersant were used to prepare stable metal NPs. Under the growing concern over the depleting of fossil fuels and the excessive emission of greenhouse gases, "green processes" in terms of eco-friendly reducing and stabilizing agents, "green" solvent and rout are attracting increasing attention to the production of metal NPs. Biomass with abundant availability and renewable nature plays an important role in the preparation of metal NPs [10]. Biomass such as vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and Honey et al. has been reported widely for the formation of noble metal NPs [11-15].

4 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Lin2016GreenSO, title={Green Synthesis of Gold, Platinum and Palladium Nanoparticles by Lignin and Hemicellulose}, author={Xiaobo Lin and Junchai Zhao and Min Wu and Shigenori Kuga and Yong Huang}, year={2016} }