Green Synthesized Metal Oxide Nanomaterials Photocatalysis in Combating Bacterial Infection

  • Prajita Paul
  • Yashmin Pattnaik
  • Pritam Kumar Panda
  • Ealisha Jha
  • Suresh K. Verma
  • Mrutyunjay SuarEmail author
Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 35)


With the unprecedented progresses of nanotechnology, metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) synthesized by green approaches have received global attention due to their low toxicity for the mankind. The advent in nanomaterial studies and their applications provoked issue of their toxicity and biocompatibility with respect to ecosystem and human health. This chapter provides glimpse to green synthesis and functionalization of nanoparticles used for the environmental remediation as well as highlights the “state of the art” in exploring various environment-friendly synthesis approaches. However, the field of nanoscience has blossomed over the last two decades to unfold to unleash its power on our day-to-day lives of various nanotechnological production processes. Also new strategies have been applied for synthesis and industrial preparation. In particular, this chapter discusses green nanotechnology-based production of biocompatible Ag and Au nanoparticles and their biomedical applications and also enlightens the platform for innovative antibacterial efficacy and its cytotoxicity.


Nanotechnology Metallic nanoparticles Green synthesis Antibacterial Biocompatible Cytotoxicity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prajita Paul
    • 1
  • Yashmin Pattnaik
    • 1
  • Pritam Kumar Panda
    • 2
  • Ealisha Jha
    • 3
  • Suresh K. Verma
    • 1
    • 4
  • Mrutyunjay Suar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of BiotechnologyKIIT Deemed to be UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Medical CenterUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Physics and Physical OceanographyMemorial University of NewfoundlandNewfoundland and LabradorCanada
  4. 4.Institute of Environmental MedicineKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

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