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A Review on Applications of MgO based Nanocomposite Materials

Ch Mahendra, Manaswini Gowtham V, Pavithra Venkataraman


Metal oxide nanoparticles are materials of interest because of their special properties like chemical stability, photocatalytic activity, antibacterial activity due to the presence of oxygen. Among all the metal oxide particles, MgO nanoparticles were of special interest due to their anionic vacancies. MgO nanocomposite particles have non-toxic and odourless nature which makes them a suitable material for a wide range of applications. The properties that make MgO nanoparticles distinct are its ability to produce superoxide anion, i.e., O2- and alkaline effect. These properties make it an important antibacterial agent. Doped MgO nanoparticles show higher reactivity and stability making them a promising material in fields of medicine, water purification, catalysis and gas sensors. In this review, the various applications of MgO nanoparticles have been summarized.


Anionic, MgO, nanoparticle, photocatalytic

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