Green materials synthesis with supercritical water

Tadafumi Adschiri, Youn Woo Lee, Motonobu Goto, Seiichi Takami

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This paper describes the chemistry of green materials synthesized with supercritical fluids. First, the properties and some specific features of supercritical water are summarized. Then, supercritical hydrothermal synthesis of nanoparticles is explained, and various applications of green materials are described. The surface control of nanoparticles in supercritical water is also explained. Green processes involving chemical recycling of waste polymers and a combination of hydrothermal synthesis and supercritical water oxidation are also discussed. Finally, commercialization of supercritical water processes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1380-1390
Number of pages11
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution


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