Recent advances in plant-mediated engineered gold nanoparticles and their application in biological systemJournal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology (2017)
For biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles different parts of a plant are used as they contain metabolites such as alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, terpenoids, alcohols, sugars and proteins which act as reducing agents to produce nanoparticles. They also act as capping agent and stabilizer for them. They are used in medicine, agriculture and many other technologies. The attention is therefore
focussed on all plant species which have either aroma or colour in their leaves, flowers or roots for the synthesis of nanoparticles because they all contain such chemicals which reduce the metal ions to metal nanoparticles. The size and morphology of gold nanoparticles is dependent on the biogenic-synthetic route, incubation time, temperature, concentration and pH of the solution. In this review, we have discussed the latest developments for the fabrication of gold nanoparticles from herbal extract, their characterization by UV-vis., Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission
electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering and Zeta Potential techniques. Their
application in drug delivery, cancer treatment, catalysis and as antimicrobial agent has also been discussed.
Citation InformationSiddiqi KS and Husen A. "Recent advances in plant-mediated engineered gold nanoparticles and their application in biological system" Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology Vol. 40 (2017) p. 10 - 23
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/azamal_husen/65/