Kallum M Koczkur et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(41), 17883-17905 (2015-10-06)
Colloidal synthesis offers a route to nanoparticles (NPs) with controlled composition and structural features. This Perspective describes the use of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) to obtain such nanostructures. PVP can serve as a surface stabilizer, growth modifier, nanoparticle dispersant, and reducing agent.