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Biogenic synthesis of metallic nanoparticles and prospects toward green chemistry

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Abstract

The immense importance of nanoparticles and their applications is a strong motivation for exploring new synthetic techniques. However, due to strict regulations that manage the potential environmental impacts greener alternatives for conventional synthesis are the focus of intense research. In the scope of this perspective, a concise discussion about the use of green reducing and stabilizing agents toward the preparation of metal nanoparticles is presented. Reports on the synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles using plant extracts, ascorbic acid and sodium citrate as green reagents are summarized and discussed, pointing toward an urgent need of understanding the mechanistic aspects of the involved reactions.

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2014, accepted on 07 Jan 2015 and first published on 07 Jan 2015


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03222E
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 9709-9717
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    Biogenic synthesis of metallic nanoparticles and prospects toward green chemistry

    S. F. Adil, M. E. Assal, M. Khan, A. Al-Warthan, M. R. H. Siddiqui and L. M. Liz-Marzán, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 9709
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03222E

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