Within the last five years, there has been an explosion of research in supercritical fluids; more recent reports are now exploiting this medium for nanomaterials synthesis. An important goal for undergraduate curricula should be the constant upgrading of content to include the most leading-edge techniques. To this end, this Journal has published a few articles related to SCF technology for undergraduates. This article describes a module to introduce undergraduate inorganic chemistry students to an exciting area of nanotechnology that also incorporates SCFs, an environmentally-friendly alternative to organic solvents.
Geoffrey L. Williams
Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Jason K. Vohs, Jonathan J. Brege, and Bradley D. Fahlman*
Department of Chemistry, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859; *email@example.com
Journal of Chemical Education • Vol. 82 No. 5 May 2005 • www.JCE.DivCHED.org