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Applications of Plant-Based Natural Products to Synthesize Nanomaterial

  • Muhammad Irfan
  • Mamoona Saeed
  • Bushra Iqbal
  • Misbah Ghazanfar
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Abstract

Plants are the important means of various kinds of phytochemicals with several applications in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology refers to the building and use of materials whose components exist at the nanoscale up to 100 nm in size. These biotechnological tools have been synthesized by the use of different kinds of plants. Plants have numerous natural products like tannins, saponins, flavonoids, steroids, alkaloids, and other nutritional products that can be obtained from several plant parts like seed, barks, leaves, roots, shoots, flowers, and stems. It has been reported that the extracts from plants act as a powerful pioneer for a nanomaterial production in safe procedures. As the plant extracts have numerous secondary metabolites, it plays part as stabilizing and reducing factors for the bioreduction reaction to form new metallic nanoparticles. These plant-based nanoparticles have various applications in different fields especially in biofuel production.

Keywords

Nanoparticles Plants Natural Nanomaterials Applications Substances 

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  • Mamoona Saeed
    • 1
  • Bushra Iqbal
    • 1
  • Misbah Ghazanfar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of SargodhaSargodhaPakistan

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