SILVER NANOPARTICLES: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications

Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles

Author(s): Parteek Prasher and Mousmee Sharma

Pp: 22-44 (23)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050530122010004

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The synthesis of AgNPs occurs by traditional chemical synthesis, which
requires reducing agents to convert the ionic silver to metallic form and a capping
agent that stabilizes the colloidal suspension of AgNPs. While the green synthesis
inculcates the use of natural agents and their extract or dry biomass that play a dual role
of reducing and capping agents. Mainly, the alkaloids, natural products, terpenes,
polysaccharides, and coumarins present in the biomass or their extract serve as the
reducing/ capping agent for the synthesis of AgNPs via the green route. The present
chapter discusses the modes of synthesis of AgNPs by the green routes.

Keywords: AgNPs morphology, Capping agent, Chemical synthesis, Green synthesis, Microbial synthesis.

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