Green Nanoparticles

Synthesis and Biomedical Applications

  • Jayanta Kumar Patra
  • Leonardo F. Fraceto
  • Gitishree Das
  • Estefânia Vangelie Ramos Campos

Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anderson Ferreira Sepulveda, Roger Borges, Juliana Marchi, Daniele Ribeiro de Araujo
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ananya Ghosh, Suahanto Gouda, Rout George Kerry, Gitishree Das, Jayanta Kumar Patra
    Pages 21-41
  4. Blanca E. Millán-Chiu, María del Pilar Rodriguez-Torres, Achim M. Loske
    Pages 43-76
  5. Pérez-Hernández Hermes, Medina-Pérez Gabriela, Vera-Reyes Ileana, Carmine Fusaro, López-Valdez Fernando, Miranda-Arámbula Mariana et al.
    Pages 77-115
  6. Raouia Attaallah, Amina Antonacci, Fabiana Arduini, Aziz Amine, Viviana Scognamiglio
    Pages 117-149
  7. Sauraj, Anuj Kumar, Bijender Kumar, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Chhavi Sharma, Anurag Kulshreshtha et al.
    Pages 151-162
  8. N. M. Abd-Alghafour, Naser M. Ahmed, Z. Hassan
    Pages 187-195
  9. Manasa Kumar Panda, Yengkhom Disco Singh, Rajendra Kumar Behera, Nabin Kumar Dhal
    Pages 213-225
  10. Jyoti Ahlawat, Ritu Hooda, Minakshi Sharma, Vijay Kalra, J. S. Rana, Bhawna Batra
    Pages 227-250
  11. María del Pilar Rodriguez-Torres, Blanca E. Millán-Chiu, Achim M. Loske
    Pages 251-271
  12. Kasturi Poddar, Debapriya Sarkar, Angana Sarkar
    Pages 273-287
  13. Chidambaram Kulandaisamy Venil, Ponnuswamy Renuka Devi, Laurent Dufossé
    Pages 331-346
  14. Barsa Baisalini Panda, Rupenangshu Kumar Hazra
    Pages 347-358
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 385-394

About this book


Nanotechnology is the application of science to control matter at the molecular level. It has become one of the most promising applied technologies in all areas of science. Nanoparticles have multi-functional properties and have created very interesting applications in various fields such as medicine, nutrition, bioenergy, agriculture and the environment. 

But the biogenic syntheses of monodispersed nanoparticles with specific sizes and shapes have been a challenge in biomaterial science. Nanoparticles are of great interest due to their extremely small size and large surface-to-volume ratio, which lead to both chemical and physical differences in their properties (e.g., mechanical properties, biological and sterical properties, catalytic activity, thermal and electrical conductivity, optical absorption and melting point) compared to bulk of the same chemical composition. Recently, however, synthesizing metal nanoparticles using green technology via microorganisms, plants, viruses, and so on, has been extensively studied and has become recognized as a green and efficient way for further exploiting biological systems as convenient nanofactories. Thus the biological synthesis of nanoparticles is increasingly regarded as a rapid, ecofriendly, and easily scaled-up technology. 

Today researchers are developing new techniques and materials using nanotechnology that may be suitable for plants to boost their native functions. Recently, biological nanoparticles were found to be more pharmacologically active than physico-chemically synthesized nanoparticles. Various applications of biosynthesized nanoparticles have been discovered, especially in the field of biomedical research, such as applications to specific delivery of drugs, use for tumor detection, angiogenesis, genetic disease and genetic disorder diagnosis, photoimaging, and photothermal therapy. Further, iron oxide nanoparticles have been applied to cancer therapy, hyperthermia, drug delivery, tissue repair, cell labeling, targeting and immunoassays, detoxification of biological fluids, magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetically responsive drug delivery therapy. 

Nanoparticle synthesis for plant byproducts for biomedical applications has vast potential. This book offers researchers in plant science and biomedicine the latest research and opportunity to develop new tools for the synthesis of environmentally friendly and cost-effective nanoparticles for applications in biomedicine as well as other various fields.


Nanobiotechnology Biomedical applications Plant-based nanoparticles Green nanotechnology Drug delivery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jayanta Kumar Patra
    • 1
  • Leonardo F. Fraceto
    • 2
  • Gitishree Das
    • 3
  • Estefânia Vangelie Ramos Campos
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Institute of Biotechnology & Medical Converged ScienceDongguk UniversityGoyang-siKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Engineering, Institute of Science and TechnologySão Paulo State UniversitySorocabaBrazil
  3. 3.Research Institute of Biotechnology & Medical Converged ScienceDongguk UniversityGoyang-siKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.Institute of Science and TechnologySão Paulo State UniversitySorocabaBrazil

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