Acc Chem Res 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.
Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3400, United States.
ConspectusAchieving precision and reproducibility in terms of physical structure and chemical composition within arbitrary nanoscale systems remains a "holy grail" challenge for nanochemistry. Because nanomaterials possess fundamentally distinctive size-dependent electronic, optical, and magnetic properties with wide-ranging applicability, the ability to produce homogeneous and monodisperse nanostructures with precise size and shape control, while maintaining a high degree of sample quality, purity, and crystallinity, remains a key synthetic objective. Moreover, it is anticipated that the methodologies developed to address this challenge ought to be reasonably simple, scalable, mild, nontoxic, high-yield, and cost-effective, while minimizing reagent use, reaction steps, byproduct generation, and energy consumption. Read More