Plants: Emerging as Green Source toward Biosynthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles and its Applications
Muhammed Jamil Ahmed
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Department of Botany, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.
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Received : 2014-08-20 Accepted : 2014-09-05 Published : 2014-09-06
Abstract : This review focuses on the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using various plant sources. Nano biotechnology focus on the use of living organisms plants for engineering nanoparticles and its biomedical, pharmaceutical applications. Plants extracts provide rapid, cost effective and eco-friendly sources for fabrication of metallic nanoparticles. Green biological method of synthesizing nanoparticles has materialized as alternative to overcome the curb of conventional methods such as synthesized by several physical and chemical methods including chemical reduction of ions in aqueous solution with or without stabilizing agent and reduction in inverse micelles or thermal decomposition in organic solvents. Employing plants towards synthesis of nanoparticles has advantageous over non biological methods as with the presence of broad variability of bio-molecules in plants can act as capping and reducing agents and thus increases the rate of reduction and stabilization of nanoparticles. Thus biosynthesized metallic nanoparticles of variable size and shape have broad potential applications in life and science.
Keywords : Biosynthesized Nanoparticles, Green Source, Biofabrication, Ecofriendly, Applications
Citation : Muhammed Jamil Ahmed. et al (2014) Plants: Emerging as Green Source toward Biosynthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles and its Applications. J. of Bioprocessing and Chemical Engineering. V2I1. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1000215
Copyright : © 2014 Muhammed Jamil Ahmed. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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