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Classification of Green Nanoparticles

  • Beenish Zia Butt


The recent technological advancement in nanotechnology has opened new avenues for research and progress in the field of science. The synthesis of nanoparticles from consistent and eco-friendly methods is an imperative aspect. Fabrication of metallic nanoparticles is a growing area for research because of its potentiality in the relevance and development of advanced technologies. The development and accomplishment of new technologies have led to new era, the nano-revolution which reveals the use of plants for the synthesis of green nanoparticles. Though, the nanoparticles can be produced through various usual methods but the biological methods of synthesizing are excellent and competent more than the chemical and physical methods. Green synthesis of nanoparticles using plants has appeared as substitute to overcome the drawbacks of conventional techniques. Exploitation of plants towards fabrication of nanoparticles is rising as advantageous technique with the presence of great variety of biological molecules that can act as capping and reducing agents and consequently enhances the rate of metal reduction and stabilization of nanoparticles. Hence, the present study predicts on biofabrication of nanoparticles from plants which are emerging as nanofactories.


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  • Beenish Zia Butt
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of PunjabLahorePakistan

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