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Biological synthesis of metallic nanoparticles: plants, animals and microbial aspects.

Das, Ratul Kumar; Pachapur, Vinayak Laxman; Lonappan, Linson; Naghdi, Mitra; Pulicharla, Rama; Maiti, Sampa; Cledon, Maximiliano; Larios, Araceli Dalila; Sarma, Saurabh Jyoti; Brar, Satinder Kaur (2017). Biological synthesis of metallic nanoparticles: plants, animals and microbial aspects. Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering , vol. 2 , nº 1. p. 18. DOI: 10.1007/s41204-017-0029-4.

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The green synthesis (GS) of different metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) has re-evaluated plants, animals and microorganisms for their natural potential to reduce metallic ions into neutral atoms at no expense of toxic and hazardous chemicals. Contrary to chemically synthesized MNPs, GS offers advantages of enhanced biocompatibility and thus has better scope for biomedical applications. Plant, animals and microorganisms belonging to lower and higher taxonomic groups have been experimented for GS of MNPs, such as gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper oxide (CuO), zinc oxide (ZnO), iron (Fe2O3), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), nickel oxide (NiO) and magnesium oxide (MgO). Among the different plant groups used for GS, angiosperms and algae have been explored the most with great success. GS with animal-derived biomaterials, such as chitin, silk (sericin, fibroin and spider silk) or cell extract of invertebrates have also been reported. Gram positive and gram negative bacteria, different fungal species and virus particles have also shown their abilities in the reduction of metal ions. However, not a thumb rule, most of the reducing agents sourced from living world also act as capping agents and render MNPs less toxic or more biocompatible. The most unexplored area so far in GS is the mechanism studies for different natural reducing agents expect for few of them, such as tea and neem plants. This review encompasses the recent advances in the GS of MNPs using plants, animals and microorganisms and analyzes the key points and further discusses the pros and cons of GS in respect of chemical synthesis.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: metallic nanoparticles; green synthesis; plant; microorganism and animal
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 23 oct. 2018 18:35
Dernière modification: 23 oct. 2018 18:35
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/7728

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