Solution to the problem : Over the last decade, there has been considerable progress in the ‘bottom‐up’ synthesis of functional inorganic nanomaterials with precision at atomic and molecular level. This Minireview illustrates some recent advances on metal alkoxide precursor design and chemical modifications to improve their performance in solution phase and to access high‐performance metal oxides nanomaterials.
The ‘bottom‐up’ synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials with precision at the atomic/molecular level offers many opportunities for the design and improvement of the nanomaterials for various applications. Molecular engineering during soft chemical processing for the synthesis of functional nanomaterials enables the desired chemical and physical properties of the precursors, such as solubility or volatility, clean decomposition, control of stoichiometry for multimetallic species to name a few, and leads to easy control of uniform particle size distribution, stoichiometry…. This Minireview illustrates some important aspects of the molecular engineering in light of some recent developments from the molecular synthesis of nanomaterials involving non‐silicon metal alkoxide systems for high‐tech applications.
Wiley: Chemistry – A European Journal: Table of Contents
Authors: Shashank Mishra, Stéphane Daniele