Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Using Natural Gums

  • Madhusudhan Alle 
  • Reddy Ganapuram Bhagavanth 
  • Krishana Indana Murali 


This chapter presents a literature survey on the green synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) of various shapes and sizes by using-natural gums obtained from various plant species. Natural gums play the role of both the reducing and stabilizing agents. The Nanoparticles (NPs) thus obtained are characterized by various techniques such as UV-Vis spectrophotometry, FTIR, HR-TEM, DLS, zeta potential, SAED, and X-ray diffraction measurements. Controlling factors such as concentration of natural gum, metal precursor, pH of the solution and reaction time play a major role in the synthesis and chwaracterization of gold NPs. The available information indicates that the gold NPs are mainly spherical in shape and crystalline in nature. The mechanism involved in reduction and stabilization of NPs has been explained by FTIR spectra. Some important applications of these particles have also been indicated in brief.


Plant products Natural gums Fabrication methods Gold nanoparticles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhusudhan Alle 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Reddy Ganapuram Bhagavanth 
    • 3
  • Krishana Indana Murali 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySamskruti College of Engineering & TechnologyKondapur, HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity College of Science, Osmania UniversityHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryPalamuru UniversityMahbubnagarIndia

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