Nano/micro-structured materials: Synthesis, Morphology and Applications – A. A. Ayi, P. B. Ashishie, E. E. Khansi, J. O. Ogar, C. A. Anyama and B. E. Inah
Materials with structural elements, clusters and crystallites or molecules with size dimension in the range 1 -100 nm and /or 4 -20 Å have found potential and real applications as antimicrobial agents, catalysts, nano-filters in waste water treatments and scale forming ions removal etc. These nano/micro-structured materials possess large surface area which is one of the most important properties needed in different fields of applications. In this short review, the different protocols available for the synthesis ranging from green chemistry to chemical reduction methods, structural characterization, morphology and applications of nanostructured materials such as layered double hydroxides, silver and molybdenum oxides have been discussed.