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Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant extracts through environmentally friendly methods: A Review

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Prateek Singh, Anandita, Vishal Mutreja
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.12.70


The development of new nanometals has been driven by their wide range of applications in various industries. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are among these nanometals that play an important role for biomedicine and biotechnology. Traditional AgNP production processes entail the use of toxic chemicals that can be damaging to living creatures. To overcome this issue, sustainable chemistry-based biological techniques for the green synthesis of AgNPs have been used. Biological synthesizing AgNPs utilizing enzymes, bacteria, or extracts from plants is a more secure and environmentally friendly method. The green production of AgNPs addresses three main aspects: choosing a solvent medium, selecting environmentally friendly reducing substances, and assuring AgNP stability through non-toxic chemicals. Plant extracts have various advantages above other biological approaches for AgNP production, such as the elimination of time-consuming cell culture maintenance and the potential for scalability on a large scale.

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