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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs): Agricultural applications and future vision

By: Shakil Ahmed Polash, Nilofar Yakub Nadaf, Md. Atikur Rahman, Abdullah Mohammad Shohael

Key Words: Agriculture, Green synthesis, Plant extract, Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs)

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(2), 35-57, August 2018.

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Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have gained huge attention and popularity in the scientific world due to their intriguing physical, chemical and antimicrobial properties. Ag NPs can be synthesized by physical, chemical and biological processes. Since there is pressing need for eco-friendly, and sustainable synthetic method, extensive research is taking place about the green synthesis of Ag NPs using plants. Biosynthesized Ag NPs show excellent biocompatibility and antibacterial property and hence have wide applications in agriculture and other fields.  In view of this, we have reviewed here the use of plants or their extracts for the synthesis of Ag NPs, their characterization, and effect of physicochemical parameters on the synthesis. This review underlines the applications of biosynthesized Ag NPs in the agriculture sector with a short note on its future prospects.

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Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs): Agricultural applications and future vision

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