Metal Nanoparticles have exceptional properties such as high aspect ratio and uniform size. They are used in a wide spectrum of applications, such as catalysis, medical, and energy storage. The metal nanoparticles have various applications in end-use industries, such as pharmaceuticals and healthcare, chemical, cosmetics, and electrical and electronics.
INCREASING USE OF METAL NANOPARTICLES AS CATALYSTS TO INFLUENCE METAL NANOPARTICLES MARKET GLOBALLY IN FUTURE
The metal nanoparticles are made from nanoscale matters consisting of both organic and inorganic materials combined with different metals. The metal component plays an important role in their application as green catalysts, which is attributed to their larger surface-area-to-volume ratio than the bulk material. There has been an increase in focus for the development of green catalysts that are eco-friendly and re-usable, which helps in minimizing waste; moreover, these catalytic materials are considered indispensable. Metal nanoparticles with high surface areas and more active sites increase the rate and yield of reactions. Gold nanoparticles are used in various chemical reactions as a catalyst. The surface of gold nanoparticles can be used for selective oxidation. Platinum nanoparticles, which have high dispersibility and catalytic activity, are widely being used in electrocatalytic oxidations in fuel cells. Applications of copper nanoparticles in nanotechnology include catalytic organic transformation, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis. Thus, the increasing use of metal nanoparticles as catalysts with the growing popularity of green catalysts is driving the metal nanoparticles market.