Quantum dots for photocatalysis: synthesis and environmental applications

Maryam Jouyandeh, Seyed Soroush Mousavi Khadem, Sajjad Habibzadeh*, Amin Esmaeili, Otman Abida, Vahid Vatanpour, Navid Rabiee*, Mojtaba Bagherzadeh, Siavash Iravani*, Mohammad Reza Saeb, Rajender S. Varma*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Quantum dots (QDs) with unique properties have been widely employed for energy, environmental, and health care applications. Green natural resources, because of their renewability, sustainability, abundance, low cost, and environmental-friendliness, can be utilized for the synthesis of diverse nanoarchitectures. This critical review highlights the recent advancements in the greener and sustainable synthesis of carbon, graphene and metal-based QDs, as well as their significant environmental applications such as photocatalytic hydrogen production, degradation of hazardous contaminants/pollutants and reduction of CO2, with emphasis on the important challenges and future perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4931-4954
Number of pages24
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes


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