Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Plant as a natural source for synthesis of silver nanoparticles: A review
Author(s): BM Bhalerao and PA Borkar
Abstract: The present review provides a general idea of the plant-mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles, possible active ingredients and mechanisms might be responsible for the bioreduction process. In general, various physical and chemical methods are used for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles and for this purpose needed strong and weak chemical reducing agents and protective agents like sodium citrate, alcohols, sodium borohydride etc. All of these are flammable, toxic and not easily disposable due to these properties to create an environmental problem. Green plant as a source of natural compounds like metabolites, chlorophyll, proteins and others compounds play a vital role in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles as natural capping and reducing agents. Some factors affecting on the synthesis of AgNPs, characterization of synthesized AgNPs and applications of plant-mediated silver nanoparticles are discussed. Green plant-mediated synthesis of nanoparticles has more advantages over the micro-mediated synthesis process because it mainly eliminates the maintenance of cell cultures, require fewer amounts of chemicals, cost-effective, less time-consuming process and there is no interference of any toxic chemicals and easily scaled up for large-scale synthesis.
Pages: 98-94 | 1179 Views 20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
BM Bhalerao, PA Borkar. Plant as a natural source for synthesis of silver nanoparticles: A review. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):98-94.