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Issue 21, 2015
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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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Submitted
19 Oct 2014
Accepted
07 Jan 2015
First published
07 Jan 2015

Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 9709-9717
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Perspective
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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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