Nanoplasmonics for chemistry

Chem Soc Rev. 2014 Jun 7;43(11):3898-907. doi: 10.1039/c3cs60364d. Epub 2014 Feb 19.

Abstract

Noble metal nanoparticles supporting plasmonic resonances behave as efficient nanosources of light, heat and energetic electrons. Owing to these properties, they offer a unique playground to trigger chemical reactions on the nanoscale. In this tutorial review, we discuss how nanoplasmonics can benefit chemistry and review the most recent developments in this new and fast growing field of research.