Department of humanities and Sciences (Chemistry), Govt. Mahila Engineering College Ajmer.
*Corresponding Author: Rakhi Khandelwal, Department of humanities and Sciences (Chemistry), Govt. Mahila Engineering College Ajmer.
Received: February 04, 2022; Published: March 01, 2022
Nanoparticles (NPs) exhibit different physical and chemical properties with respect to its bulk counterpart due to high surface energy resulting from high and large specific surface area, high fraction of surface atoms and a modified electronic structure. In the past few years silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have gained intensive research interest due to their exceptional physicochemical characteristics which allows them to be suitably used in medical field as antimicrobial agent, household appliances, textile, domestic water purification system, cosmetics and in electronics. In view of the wide range of applications of AgNPs, various chemical and physical methods are used to commercially synthesize these nanoparticles, but continuous use of these methods may cause a great risk to environment as well as for human beings because of the use of toxic and hazardous chemicals and generation of harmful by-products in some instances. This major environmental concern attracts researchers towards the concept of green nanotechnology. Green nanotechnology is the concept which involves the eco-friendly synthesis of Nanoparticles. The green synthesis may involve utilization of microorganisms, enzymes or plant extract for preparation of nanoparticles.
Citation: Rakhi Khandelwal. “Green Synthesis of Silver nanoparticles". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.4 (2022): 01.
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