GREEN SYNTHESIS OF NANOPARTICLES: A BRIEF STUDYAbstract
Nanoparticles are small particles ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers. The biological production of nanoparticles is cheaper than chemical production. Besides being cheaper, it is eco-friendly as well. This biological procedure is a bottom-up procedure where the extracts of natural products replace the chemical reducing agents. These reducing and stabilizing agents are found in plants and can be used to synthesize nanoparticles. Plants also have growth terminating and capping properties as well. This paper aims to give brief information on different plant sources and synthesis of nanoparticles. The infection caused by multi-drug-resistant bacteria increases the mortality rate. So, the effect of multi-drug-resistant bacteria is gaining much more importance. The nanoparticles synthesized by green sources are non-toxic to the environment and humans. This review focuses on basic knowledge of nanoparticles, their production by green sources, the application against multi-drug-resistant bacteria, and advantages and disadvantages of nanoparticles.
Rituka Pandey and Tamalika Chakraborty *
Department of Life Science, Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Panihati, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
28 June 2022
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