Aslı Erdem Yayayürük* and Onur Yayayürük Pages 449 - 460 ( 12 )
Background: The protection of the ecology is an important task to control and restore the quality of environmental media through the reduction or prevention of the pollutants. Due to the growing awareness of safety, health and environmental issues, the use of non-toxic, clean and ecofriendly methods in the synthesis of nanoparticles has emerged out of necessity.
Methods: In this article, the following concepts were considered: strategies of green chemistry, green chemistry metrics, waste management, green nanotechnology/nanoscience and characterization. Furthermore, the tables that include the covered topics were also presented in the manuscript.
Results: The green synthesis of nanomaterials is a safe, energy-efficient and fast method which reduces the use of solvents, reagents, and preservatives that are hazardous to environment and human health.
Conclusion: The fabrication of nanomaterials with green methods is a clean, safe, nontoxic and environmentally- friendly application which is necessary especially in large-scale operations.
Characterization, environmental analysis, green analytical chemistry, green chemistry metrics, green nanomaterials, waste management.
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ege University, Izmir, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ege University, İzmir