Synthesis of metal nanoparticles using plants by green synthesis technology is biologically safe, environment-friendly and cost-effective. Plant contains various biomolecules such as alkaloids, phenolics, terpenoids, saponins, co-enzymes. These phytoconstituents are present in various parts of plant such as leaves, stem, roots, flower, bark. It has been found that these phytocomponents act as reducing and stabilizing agent in the production of metallic nanoparticles such as silver, gold, copper, platinum, zinc oxide etc. These plant mediated nanoparticles are used as antimicrobial, antifungal and a potential remedy for diseases like cancer, HIV, malaria, hepatitis etc.
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Rohit, Dutt; Sarika, Dhir; and Mhaveer, Singh
"SYNTHESIS OF METAL NANOPARTICLES USING PLANTS: AN ECOFRIENDLY APPROACH,"
Central Asian Journal of Pediatrics: Vol. 2020
, Article 2.
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