Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 507–517

Biosynthesis of nanoparticles: technological concepts and future applications

  • Prashant Mohanpuria
  • Nisha K. Rana
  • Sudesh Kumar Yadav
Technology and Applications

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-007-9275-x

Cite this article as:
Mohanpuria, P., Rana, N.K. & Yadav, S.K. J Nanopart Res (2008) 10: 507. doi:10.1007/s11051-007-9275-x

Abstract

Nanotechnology involves the production, manipulation and use of materials ranging in size from less than a micron to that of individual atoms. Although nanomaterials may be synthesized using chemical approaches, it is now possible to include the use of biological materials. In this review, we critically assess the role of microorganisms and plants in the synthesis of nanoparticles.

Keywords

Biologicals Nanoparticles biosynthesis Nanoparticles applications Nanotechnology Plants Microorganisms 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Prashant Mohanpuria
    • 1
  • Nisha K. Rana
    • 1
  • Sudesh Kumar Yadav
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology DivisionInstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, CSIRPalampurIndia

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