Plant-Based Fabrication of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Application

  • Vinod Kumar Mishra
  • Azamal Husen
  • Qazi Inamur Rahman
  • Muhammad Iqbal
  • Sayed Sartaj Sohrab
  • Mansur Osman Yassin


Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are one of the most widely used engineered NPs. Several plants and their parts and products have been successfully used for efficient and rapid green synthesis of Ag NPs in nonhazardous ways. The size of Ag NPs obtained by the biogenic synthetic route may be controlled by monitoring the concentration, pH, incubation time, and temperature of the plant extract or biomass and that of the silver salt. Various techniques such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, zeta potential, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are used for the characterization of Ag NPs. These particles have been used in peptides, proteins, or nucleic acids delivery, catalytic activity, antimicrobial activity, and environmental monitoring. This chapter provides an overview of the current status of plant-mediated syntheses of Ag NPs, possible mechanisms involved, characterization of NPs, and their numerous applications in different disciplines of medicine, industry, agriculture, and pharmacy.


Green synthesis Ag NPs Growth factors Biomedical Application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinod Kumar Mishra
    • 1
  • Azamal Husen
    • 2
  • Qazi Inamur Rahman
    • 3
  • Muhammad Iqbal
    • 4
  • Sayed Sartaj Sohrab
    • 5
  • Mansur Osman Yassin
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyDoon P.G. Paramedical CollegeDehra DunIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryCollege of Natural and Computational Sciences, University of GondarGondarEthiopia
  3. 3.Department of BiologyCollege of Natural and Computational Sciences, University of GondarGondarEthiopia
  4. 4.Department of Botany, Faculty of ScienceJamia Hamdard (Deemed University)New DelhiIndia
  5. 5.Special Infectious Agents UnitKing Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC), King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  6. 6.Department of SurgeryCollege of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of GondarGondarEthiopia

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