Quantum dots for photocatalysis: synthesis and environmental applications

Jouyandeh M., Mousavi Khadem S. S., Habibzadeh S., Esmaeili A., Abida O., Vatanpour Sargheın V., ...More

GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol.23, no.14, pp.4931-4954, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/d1gc00639h
  • Journal Name: GREEN CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.4931-4954
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


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.