Recent signs of progress in polymer-supported silver complexes/nanoparticles for remediation of environmental pollutants
Organic materials produced from diverse industries such as paint, leather, textile, etc., produce various challenging pollutants in the environment. Today, the development of effective methods to remove pollutants is a vital and fundamental issue. One of the effective ways to remove these pollutants from the environment is to use heterogeneous catalysts. In recent decades, polymer-based metal catalysts have received much attention as effective and heterogeneous catalysts. Among various metals, silver (Ag) has unique properties and is appropriate for environmental remediation. This review summarized the recent progress in synthesizing polymer-supported Ag complexes/nanoparticles and their applications for environmental remediation. Application of polymer-supported Ag complexes/nanoparticles suggested some advantages like high catalytic ability, reusability, direct preparation, and simple work-up.