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Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles from Plant Extracts, and Their Possible Application as Antimicrobial Agents in the Agricultural Area

Version 1 : Received: 12 July 2020 / Approved: 15 July 2020 / Online: 15 July 2020 (06:13:43 CEST)

How to cite: Castillo-Henríquez, L.; Alfaro-Aguilar, K.; Ugalde-Álvarez, J.; Vega-Fernández, L.; Montes de Oca-Vásquez, G.; Vega-Baudrit, J.R. Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles from Plant Extracts, and Their Possible Application as Antimicrobial Agents in the Agricultural Area. Preprints 2020, 2020070318 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0318.v1). Castillo-Henríquez, L.; Alfaro-Aguilar, K.; Ugalde-Álvarez, J.; Vega-Fernández, L.; Montes de Oca-Vásquez, G.; Vega-Baudrit, J.R. Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles from Plant Extracts, and Their Possible Application as Antimicrobial Agents in the Agricultural Area. Preprints 2020, 2020070318 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0318.v1).

Abstract

Currently, metal nanoparticles have varied uses for different medical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural applications. Nano-biotechnology combined with green chemistry has great potential for the development of novel and necessary products that benefit human activities, while encourages the reduction of hazardous reagents for nanoparticle production. Green chemistry has an important role due to its contribution to unconventional synthesis methods of gold and silver nanoparticles from plant extracts, which have exhibited antimicrobial potential among other outstanding properties. Biodiversity-rich countries need to collect and convert knowledge from biological resources into processes, compounds, methods, and tools, which need to be achieved along with sustainable use and exploitation of biological diversity. Therefore, this review focuses on the importance of metal nanoparticles, the use of plant extract for their synthesis as well as other available methods, and the relevant antimicrobial activity that can be exploited in a sustainable model of agricultural management through a modern nanotechnological approach.

Subject Areas

agricultural industry; antibacterial; antimicrobial; green synthesis; gold; nano-biotechnology; nanoparticles; silver; sustainable development

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