This book is devoted to nanochemistry: a branch of the actively developing interdisciplinary field of nanoscience. This branch of science studies the processes to production and reactions of nanoparticles and their compounds. It has been shown that such particles are of high activity and can undergo new and unusual chemical transformations. These transformations play an active role in our daily lives to provide reagents for self-cleaning glass surfaces and fabrics, different antiseptic coverings, sensors for monitoring the environment and catalysts preventing pollution. Nanochemistry covers the main studies of these reactions and reviews the work of leading scientists from different countries around the world. This book is the first monograph on nanochemistry, combining the elements of review and text book which allows for information on current and prospective directions in nanochemistry.
"Nanochemistry is a new field arising out of the fact that particles between about 1nm and 10nm have unique types of interactions with each other that differ from bulk materials made of the same type of atoms. Surface and quantum effects that can be ignored for macroscopic objects become dominant at these scales. In this, the second edition of this book, Sergeev and Klabunde present a thorough coverage of the field."—Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
Chapter 1. Survey of the Problem and Certain Definitions.
Chapter 2. Synthesis and Stabilization of Nanoparticles.
Chapter 3. Experimental Techniques.
Chapter 4. Cryochemistry of Metal Atoms and Nanoparticles.
Chapter 5. Chemical Nanoreactors.
Chapter 6. Group of Carbon.
Chapter 7. Size Effects in Nanochemistry.
Chapter 8. Nanoparticles in Science and Technology.