Synthesis of nanostructures and nanoparticles

Microwave at Nanoquim PlatformWe use the microwave assisted method to synthesize different types of nanoparticles and nanostructures. Microwave offers the possibility to work at milder conditions and lower reaction times. Gold, silver, copper, titania, iron oxide… these are the main materials that we work with, either alone or combined. Some publications regarding this work include:

Gold nanotriangles decorated with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: a compositional and microstructural study 
J.A. Hachtela, S. Yuc , A.R. Lupini, S.T. Pantelidesa, M. Gich, A. Laromaine, A. Roig*
Faraday Discussions, March 2016, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00028B.

Magnetic gold nanotriangles by microwave polyol synthesis 
S.M. Yu, J.A. Hachtel, M.F. Chisholm, S.T. Pantelides, A. Laromaine*, A. Roig* 
Nanoscale 2015, 7, 14039-14046. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03113C

Scale-up synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles by microwave-assisted thermal decomposition 
L. Gonzalez-Moragas, S.M. Yu, N. Murillo-Cremaes, A. Laromaine, A. Roig* 
Chemical Engineering Journal
 2015, 281, 87-95. DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2015.06.066

Rapid synthesis of water- dispersible SPIONs by microwave assisted route for safe labeling of endothelial progenitor cells
Elisa Carenza, Verónica Barceló, Anna Morancho, Joan Montaner, Anna Rosell*, Anna Roig*
Acta Biomaterialia 10 (2014) 3775–3785 DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2014.04.010