Polysaccharides and phytochemicals: a natural reservoir for the green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles

Sustainability initiatives that use green chemistry to improve and/or protect our global environment are becoming focal issues in many fields of research

Y. Park

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Sustainability initiatives that use green chemistry to improve and/or protect our global environment are becoming focal issues in many fields of research
  • Among the various categories of compounds in plants that have potent biological activities, phytochemicals are emerging as an important natural resource for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles
  • The focus of this review is the application of polysaccharides and phytochemicals in the green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles to afford biocomposites with novel uses in nanomedicine and as nanocomposites

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