Prussian Blue-Type Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites

Prussian Blue-Type Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites

Synthesis, Devices, and Applications

edited by Yannick Guari and Joulia Larionova

314 pages, 153.00 x 229.00 mm, 29 Color & 102 B/W

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800051
  • Published: April 2019

  • eBook - PDF
  • ISBN: 9780429024740

Nanochemistry tools aid the design of Prussian blue and its analogue nanoparticles and nanocomposites. The use of such nanomaterials is now widely regarded as an alternative to other inorganic nanomaterials in a variety of scientific applications. This book addresses Prussian blue and its analogues in a historical context and discusses their numerous applications. It compiles and details the latest cutting-edge scientific research on these nanomaterials. The book provides an overview of the methodological concepts of the nanoscale synthesis of Prussian blue and its analogues, as well as the study and understanding of their properties and of the extent and diversity of application fields in relation to the major societal challenges of the 21st century on energy, environment, and health.

About the Editors

Yannick Guari is head of the Molecular Engineering and Nano-Objects team at the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, University of Montpellier, France, and conducts research on metal-containing nanoparticles and nanocomposites. He earned a PhD in chemistry at the University of Toulouse in 1998. His thesis work under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Chaudret was on ruthenium complexes and their uses for the C–H bond activation. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Amsterdam in the research group of Prof. Piet van Leeuwen, studying palladium and platinum complexes in homogeneous catalysis, Dr. Guari joined the CNRS, France, as a permanent researcher.

Joulia Larionova is professor at the University of Montpellier and since 2009 directs research activities at the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier. Engineer in radiochemistry and nuclear physics, she defended her thesis at the University of Bordeaux I in 1998 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Switzerland at the Universities of Bern and Lausanne. Prof. Larionova’s research is focused on the development and characterization of nanomaterials and study of their magnetic and optical properties with applications in the areas of biomedical imaging and decontamination.