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Inorganic Nanopesticides and Nanofertilizers

A View from the Mechanisms of Action to Field Applications

  • Discusses inorganic/metallic nanopesticides and fertilizers

  • Describes various aspects of inorganic and metallic nanoparticles

  • Highlights the state of art in the field of inorganic/metallic nanoparticles with applications in agriculture

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Balancing the Benefits to Agriculture and Adverse Ecotoxicological Impacts of Inorganic Nanoparticles

    • Bruno Teixeira de Sousa, Jhones Luiz de Oliveira, Halley Caixeta Oliveira, Vera Lúcia S. S. de Castro
    Pages 1-51
  3. Nanoparticles on Seed Performance

    • Francisco Guilhien Gomes-Junior, Lívia Araújo Rohr, Fernando Augusto Henning
    Pages 103-122
  4. Biological Barriers, Processes, and Transformations at the Soil–Plant–Atmosphere Interfaces Driving the Uptake, Translocation, and Bioavailability of Inorganic Nanoparticles to Plants

    • Astrid Avellan, Sónia M. Rodrigues, Bruno P. Morais, Benjamin Therrien, Yilin Zhang, Sandra Rodrigues et al.
    Pages 123-152
  5. Plant Biostimulation with Nanomaterials: A Physiological and Molecular Standpoint

    • Susana González-Morales, Perla Abigail Cárdenas-Atayde, Carlos Alberto Garza-Alonso, Armando Robledo-Olivo, Adalberto Benavides-Mendoza
    Pages 153-185
  6. Copper-Based Nanoparticles for Pesticide Effects

    • Diego Genuário Gomes, Joana Claudio Pieretti, Isabella Martins Lourenço, Halley Caixeta Oliveira, Amedea Barozzi Seabra
    Pages 187-212
  7. Nanoparticles in Biosensor Design for the Agrifood Sector

    • Francesca Petronella, Amina Antonacci, Viviana Scognamiglio
    Pages 213-251
  8. Physicochemical Properties of Inorganic Nanopesticides/Nanofertilizers in Aqueous Media and Tank Mixtures

    • Rafael Augusto Alves Ferreira, Marta Simão Kfouri, Rafael Pires-Oliveira, Augusto Cesar Gonçalves, Poliana Cardoso-Gustavson
    Pages 253-270
  9. Inorganic Nanoparticles to Promote Crop Health and Stimulate Growth

    • Carlos Tamez, Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Wade Elmer, Jason C. White
    Pages 271-293
  10. Inorganic Porous Nanoparticles as Pesticide or Nutrient Carriers

    • Vinicius Bueno, Subhasis Ghoshal
    Pages 363-390

About this book

This book discusses inorganic/metallic nanopesticides and fertilizers. Rather than providing a general review of the topic, it offers a critical assessment of what has been achieved and highlights future measures to allow agriculture to profit from the properties of inorganic nanoparticles. It covers a variety of topics, including strategies for preparing cost-effective nanoparticles, their chemistry both within and outside the plant, the effects of nanoparticles in the field and whether the current strategies were successful in increasing crop yields. This book will appeal to readers in academia and industry, as well as stakeholders and anyone who has an interest in the applications of inorganic nanopesticides and nanofertilizers as well as the potential use of these technologies in agriculture.


  • nanotechnology
  • inorganic nanoparticles
  • festilzer-based nanoparticles
  • seed treatment
  • soil remediation for agriculture
  • rhizosphere
  • agri-sector biosensor
  • agriculture ecotoxicology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Instituto de Ciencia e Tecnologia, São Paulo State University, Sorocaba, Brazil

    Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto

  • Universidade de Sao Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil

    Hudson Wallace Pereira de Carvalho

  • Dept de Biotecnologia, Universidade de Sorocaba, Sorocaba, Brazil

    Renata de Lima

  • Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    Subhashis Ghoshal

  • Biosciences and Biotechnology, Aix-Marseille University, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France

    Catherine Santaella

About the editors

Dr. Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto is a Professor at São Paulo State University. After completing Ph.D., he conducted research on systems based on cyclodextrins and their applications in health and has developed carrier systems for herbicides and other compounds of interest for pest control in agriculture. His research has with respected collaborators has contributed to scientific and technological development at national and international levels.

Dr. Hudson Wallace Pereira de Carvalho holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from São Paulo State University and the University of Paris-Sud XI. An expert on the application of X-ray spectrometry to characterize nano and biosystems, he has an extensive track record on the use of nanomaterials in environmental remediation and catalytic reactions. His research focuses on the use of nanomaterials to increase crop productivity and reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers. 

Dr. Renata de Lima holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and M.Sc. in Genetics and Evolution from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Unicamp. She was the coordinator of the Biotechnology undergraduate course of the University of Sorocaba from 2006 to 2014 and of the Engineering of Biotechnology and Bioprocesses undergraduate course from 2014 to 2016. She is a professor in two graduate programs at Uniso. Her interests include genetics, particularly molecular biology, cytogenetics, and mutagenesis. 

Dr. Subhasis Ghoshal is a Professor of Civil Engineering at McGill University and Director of McGill’s Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design. He joined McGill after completing his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has led several inter-university research projects and international collaborations on the use of biotechnology and nanotechnology for the environmental remediation of soils and groundwater contaminated with industrial wastes. 
Dr. Catherine Santaellas holds a bachelor’s degree, a Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Organic Synthesis and Process Engineering 
from the University of Aix-Marseille, as well as a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a postdoctorate degree (habilitation). She is a Research Scientist at the CNRS, where she focuses on molecular, cellular, and functional responses in the rhizosphere induced by environmental stresses, such as nanomaterials and metals, and the adaptation of the soil-plant-microorganism system under biotic and abiotic stress. She has coordinated various national and international programs, including a number on safer-by-design approaches for nanomaterials and nanotoxicology. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Inorganic Nanopesticides and Nanofertilizers

  • Book Subtitle: A View from the Mechanisms of Action to Field Applications

  • Editors: Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto, Hudson Wallace Pereira de Carvalho, Renata de Lima, Subhashis Ghoshal, Catherine Santaella

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-94154-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-94155-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 390

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agricultural Biotechnology, Nanochemistry, Sustainability

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-94155-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)