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Nanotechnology Research Publications

A selected list of peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals and reports produced by researchers in the Nanotechnology Research Program and EPA-funded researchers is provided below. For more information on publications and science activities, visit the Science Inventory.

Green Chemistry and Manufacturing

Nadagouda, M.N., A.B. Castle, R.C. Murdock, S.M. Hussain and R.S. Varma. (2010) "In Vitro Biocompatibility of Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron Particles (NZVI) Synthesized Using Teapolyphenols." Green Chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 12(1):114-122.

Nadagouda, M. N., V. Polshettiwar, and R. S. Varma. (2009)  “Self-Assembly of Palladium Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Nanobelts, Nanoplates and Nanotrees Using Vitamin B1 and Their Application in Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions.” Journal of Materials Chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 19(14):2026-2031.

Nadagouda, M. N., M. R. Schock, D. Metz, M. K. DeSantis, D. Lytle, and M. Welch. (2009).  “Effect of Phosphate Inhibitors on the Formation of Lead Phosphate/Carbonate Nanorods, Microrods and Dendritic Structures.” Crystal Growth and Design. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 9(4):1798-1805. 

Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology: Applications, Consumer Products, and Benefits. G. Adlakha-Hutcheon, R. Khaydarov, R. Korenstein, R. Varma, A. Vaseashta, H. Stamm, M. Abdel-Mottaleb: Book Chapter in book, "Nanomaterials: Risks and Benefits", (Eds. I. Linkov & J. Steevens), pp 195-208, Springer 2009-Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Workshop, Faro, Portugal.

Risk Reduction via Greener Synthesis of Noble Metal Nanostructures and Nanocomposites. M.N. Nadagouda and R.S. Varma: Book Chapter in book, "Nanomaterials: Risks and Benefits", (Eds. I. Linkov & J. Steevens), pp 209-218, Springer 2009-Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Workshop, Faro, Portugal.

Microwave-Assisted Chemistry: A Rapid and Sustainable Route to Synthesis of Organics and Nanomaterials. V. Polshettiwar, M.N. Nadagouda and R.S. Varma: Aust. J. Chem., 62, 16 (2009).

Green Synthesis of Au Nanostructures at Room Temperature Using Biodegradable Plant Surfactants. M. N. Nadagouda, G. E. Hoag, J. B. Collins and R. S. Varma: Crystal Growth and Design, 9, in press (2009) DOI: 10.1021/cg9007685.

Degradation of Bromothymol Blue by 'Greener' Nano-Scale Zero-Valent Iron Synthesized Using Tea Polyphenols. G. E. Hoag, J. B. Collins, J. L. Holcomb, J. R. Hoag, M. N. Nadagouda and R. S. Varma: J. Mater. Chem., 2009, DOI: 10.1039/b909148c.

Glutathione Promoted Expeditious Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles in Water Using Microwaves. B. Baruwati, V. Polshettiwar, R.S. Varma: Green Chem., 11, 926 (2009).

Magnetic Nanoparticle-Supported Glutathione: A Conceptually Sustainable Organocatalyst. V. Polshettiwar, B. Baruwati, R.S. Varma: Chem. Commun., 1837 (2009).

Self-Assembly of Metal Oxides into Three-Dimensional Nanostructures: Synthesis and Application in Catalysis. V. Polshettiwar, B. Baruwati, R.S. Varma: ACS Nano, 3, 728-736 (2009).

Self-Assembly of Palladium Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Nanobelts, Nanoplates and Nanotrees Using Vitamin B1 and Their Application in Carbon-Carbon Coupling Reactions., M. N. Nadagouda, V. Polshettiwar, R.S. Varma: J. Mater. Chem. 19, 2026 (2009).

Nanoparticle-Supported and Magnetically Recoverable Nickel Catalyst: A Robust and Economic Hydrogenation and Transfer Hydrogenation Protocol., V. Polshettiwar, B. Baruwati, R.S. Varma: Green Chem., 11, 127 (2009).

Nanoparticle-Supported and Magnetically Recoverable Ruthenium Hydroxide Catalyst: Effcient Hydration of Nitriles to Amides in Aqueous Medium, V. Polshettiwar, R.S. Varma: Chemistry: A Europ. Journal, 15, 1582-1586 (2009).

Silver Trees: Chemistry on a TEM Grid., M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Aust. J. Chem., 62, 260-264 (2009).

Magnetically Recoverable Supported Ruthenium Catalyst for Hydrogenation of Alkynes and Transfer Hydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds, B. Baruwati, V. Polshettiwar, R.S. Varma: Tetrahedron Letters, 50, 1215 (2009).

Nanoparticle-Supported and Magnetically Recoverable Palladium (Pd) Catalyst: A Selective and Sustainable Oxidation Protocol with High Turnover Number, V. Polshettiwar, R.S. Varma: Org. Biomol. Chem, 7, 37 (2009)

Nadagouda, M. N., V. Polshettiwar, AND R. S. VARMA. Self-assembly of palladium nanoparticles: Synthesis of nanobelts, nanoplates and nanotrees using vitamin B1 and their application in carbon-carbon coupling reactions. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19(14):2026-2031, (2009).

Polshettiwar, V. AND R. S. VARMA. Nanoparticle-supported and magnetically recoverable ruthenium hydroxide catalyst: Efficient hydration of nitriles to amides in aqueous medium. Chemistry A European Journal, 15(7):1582-1586 (2009).

Risk Reduction in the Synthesis of Nanomaterials: Green Approach to Noble Metal Nanostructures and Nanocomposites. R.S. Varma: Nanotoxicology, 2, S54 (2008).

Synthesis and Applications of Micro-Pine Structured Nano-Catalyst, V. Polshettiwar, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Chem. Commun., 6318 (2008).

Baruwati, B., M. N. Nadagoiuda, AND R. S. VARMA. Bulk Synthesis of Monodisperse Ferrite Nanoparticles at Water-Organic Interfaces under Conventional and Microwave Hydrothermal Treatment and Their Surface Functionalization. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 112(47):18399-18404, (2008).

Green Synthesis of Silver and Palladium Nanoparticles at Room Temperature Using Coffee and Tea Extract, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Green Chem., 10, 859 (2008).

Microwave-assisted Shape Controlled Bulk Synthesis of Ag and Fe Nanorods in Poly (ethylene glycol) Solutions, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Crystal Growth and Design, 8, 291 (2008).

Green Synthesis of Ag and Pd Nanospheres, Nanowires and Nanorods Using Vitamin B2: Catalytic Polymerisation of Aniline and Pyrrole, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: J. Nanomaterials, doi:10.1155/2008/782358 (2008).

Noble Metal Decoration and Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes in Carboxymethyl Cellulose, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Macromolecular Rapid Commun., 29, 155 (2008)

A Greener Synthesis of Core (Fe, Cu)-Shell (Au, Pt, Pd and Ag) Nanocrystals Using Aqueous Vitamin C., M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Crystal Growth and Design, 7, 2582 (2007).

Room Temperature Bulk Synthesis of Silver Nanocables Wrapped with Polypyrrole, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Macromolecular Rapid Commun., 28, 2106 (2007).

Synthesis of Thermally Stable Carboxymethyl Cellulose/Metal Biodegradable Nanocomposite Films for Potential Biological Applications, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Biomacromolecules, 8, 2762 (2007).

Green Approach to Bulk and Template-Free Synthesis of Thermally Stable Reduced Polyaniline Nanofibers for Capacitor Applications, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Green Chem., 9, 632 (2007).

Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Cross-Linked Poly (vinyl alcohol) Nanocomposites Comprising Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT), Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWNT) and Buckminsterfullerene (C-60), M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Macromolecular Rapid Commun., 28, 842 (2007).

Microwave-assisted Shape-controlled Bulk Synthesis of Noble Nanocrystals and their Catalytic Properties, M. N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Crystal Growth and Design, 7, 686 (2007).

Nanosized Magnesium Oxide as Catalyst for the Rapid and Green Synthesis of Substituted 2-amino-2-chromenes, D. Kumar, V.B. Reddy, B.G. Mishra, R.K. Rana, M. N. Nadagouda and R.S. Varma: Tetrahedron, 63, 3093 (2007).

Preparation of Novel Metallic and Bimetallic Cross-linked Poly (vinyl alcohol) Nanocomposites under Microwave Irradiation,M.

N. Nadagouda, R.S. Varma: Macromolecular Rapid Commun., 28, 465 (2007).

Thermally Stable Nanocrystalline TiO2 Photocatalysts Synthesized via Sol-gel Methods Modified with Ionic Liquid and Surfactant Molecules, H. Choi, Y.-J. Kim, R. Varma, D. Dionysiou: Chemistry Materials 18, 5377 (2006).

Dextrose-Templated Microwave-Assisted Combustion Synthesis of Spongy Metal Oxides, M. N. Nadagouda and R.S. Varma: J. Smart Materials Structures, 15, 1260 (2006).

Green and controlled Synthesis of Gold and Platinum Nanomaterials Using Vitamin B2: Density-assisted Self-assembly of Nanospheres, Wires and Rods, M. N. Nadagouda and R.S. Varma: Green Chem., 8, 516 (2006).

PILLAI, U. R. AND E. SAHLE-DEMESSIE. Phenanthroline-Stabilized Palladium Nanoparticles in Polyethylene Glycol—AN Active and Recyclable Catalyst System for the Selective Hydrogenation of Olefins Using Molecular Hydrogen. E. G. Derouane (ed.), JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A: CHEMICAL. Elsevier Science BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 222(1-2):153-158, (2004).