Nanoparticles for Catalysis, Energy and Drug Delivery

Edited by
Ramesh S. Chaughule and Anant R. Kapdi
    March 2015
ca. 300 pages; Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-183-3

The first volume titled "Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications" edited by Ramesh Chaughule and R. V. Ramanujan and the second volume titled "Applications of Nanomaterials" edited by Ramesh Chaughule and S. C. Watawe both published by American Scientific Publishers. This third volume in this series addresses a variety of techniques in catalysis with the emphasis on green chemistry, methods in achieving best energy efficiencies and formulation and characterization properties of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems using nanoparticles. This book covers three important research topics namely catalysis, energy and drug delivery. The book contains fourteen review chapters organized according to the applications of nanoparticles; six chapters are devoted to applications of nanoscale catalysis, three chapters on focused on energy aspects and four chapter summarize different drug delivery systems. The first chapter discusses the importance of nanoparticles that can be inter-related between catalysis, energy and drug delivery. This book serves as a valuable guide for researchers and students working in chemistry, physics, materials science, bioengineering and medicine.

Chapter 1 Nanotechnology: Bridging Aspects of Catalysis, Energy and Drug Delivery
Ramesh S. Chaughule and Anant R. Kapdi
Chapter 2 Shape and Size Dependent Catalysis by Metallic Nanoparticles
B. Viswanathan
Chapter 3 Nanostructuring of Carbon-Platinum Composites for Efficient Catalytic Oxidation of Alcohols
Yun Hau Ng, Shigeru Ikeda, Rose Amal and Michio Matsumura
Chapter 4 Applications of Nanosize Zinc Oxide
Kushal D. Bhatte, B. M. Bhanage
Chapter 5 Ruthenium Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications
A. Vijay Kumar
Chapter 6 Silica Aerogels and Their Applications for Catalysis
D. B. Mahadik, A. Venkateswara Rao, G. M. Pajonk and P. B. Wagh
Chapter 7 Metal Nanoparticles: Green Catalysis in Water
Anant R. Kapdi
Chapter 8 Nanomaterials for Energy
Inci Ruzybayev, Roy Murray, Emre Yassitepe and S. Ismat Shah
Chapter 9 CNT/Nafion-Based Composite Fuel Cell Membranes for Improved Durability Liang
Wang, Suresh G. Advani and Ajay K. Prasad
Chapter 10 Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation
Sarika Kelkar, Aparna Deshpande, Suhas Pednekar and Ramesh S. Chaughule
Chapter 11 Nanoparticles for Clinical Applications
Kakarla Raghava Reddy and Vincent G. Gomes
Chapter 12 Delivery of Therapeutics using Carbon Nanomaterials
Prashanth Asuri and Sandeep Karajanagi
Chapter 13 Polymeric Nanoparticles for Nucleic Acid Delivery
Prajakta Dandekar Jain and Ratnesh Jain
Chapter 14 Nanoparticle Applications in Brain Disorders
Shivadatta Prabhu, Affif Zacaria, Ali Bouamrani

This book is a multidisciplinary reference source for professionals, scientists, researchers, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students working in the fields of nanotechnology, materials science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, bioengineering and medicine

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