Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Their Applications gives insight into the synthesis of nanoparticles utilizing the natural routes. It demonstrates various strategies for the synthesis of nanoparticles utilizing plants, microscopic organisms like bacteria, fungi, algae and so forth. It orchestrates interdisciplinary hypothesis, ideas, definitions, models and discoveries associated with complex cell of the prokaryotes and eukaryotes.


  • Discusses biological approach towards the nanoparticle synthesis
  • Describes the role of nanotechnology in the field of medicine and its medical devices
  • Covers application and usage of the chemicals at the molecular level to act as catalysts and binding products for both organic and inorganic Chemical Reactions
  • Reviews application in physics such as solar cells, photovoltaics and other usage

Microorganisms can aggregate and detoxify substantial metals because of different reductase enzymes, which can diminish metal salts to metal nanoparticles. The readers after going through this book will have detailed account of mechanism of bio-synthesis of nanoparticles.

chapter 2|12 pages

Methods for Characterizing Nanoparticles

ByVeena Ramesh, S. Melvin Samuel, Ethiraj Selvarajan

chapter 3|12 pages

Bacterial Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Their Applications

ByReshma B Nambiar, Anand Babu Perumal, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku, Periyar Selvam Sellamuthu

chapter 4|16 pages

Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles from Fungi: A Biosynthesis Approach

ByBabu Gajendran, Krishnapriya M Varier, Wuling Liu, Yao Yao, Jegadeesh Raman, Yaacov Ben-David, Yanmei Li, Arulvasu Chinnasamy

chapter 5|18 pages

Plant-Based Synthesis Processes for the Productionof Metal and Nonmetal Nanoparticles

ByEzilrani Panneerselvam, Charles Lekhya Priya, Jayachandra Kuncha, K Venugopal, Hemant Mahadeo Kanwalkar, Arivarasan Vishnu Kirthi, Atul C Chaskar

chapter 6|20 pages

Green Synthesized Nanoparticles from Marine Microbes and Their Biomedical Applications

ByNeethu Kamarudheen, Anwesha Sarkar, K.V. Bhaskara Rao

chapter 7|8 pages

Biological Synthesis and Applications of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

ByKumar Rajendran

chapter 8|12 pages

Silver Nanoparticles: Biological Synthesis and Applications

ByPushpamalar Janarthanan, Thenapakiam Sathasivam, Tan Hui Li, Nuraina Anisa Dahlan, Ragul Paramasivam

chapter 9|16 pages

Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapeutic Applications

ByVillingiri Yasothamani, Raju Vivek

chapter 10|8 pages

Biogenic Synthesis of Nanoparticles and TheirEnvironmental Applications

ByR Manikandan, R Kavitha, Weisong Pan, M Elanchezhian, S Selvakumar

chapter 11|16 pages

Mechanistic Insights into the Potentiation of Photodynamic Therapy by Nano Weapons

ByR Mala, N Hari Prasath, A.S Ruby Celsia

chapter 12|14 pages

Application of Biosynthesized Nanoparticles in Food, Food Packaging and Dairy Industries

ByAnand Babu Perumal, Reshma B Nambiar, Periyar Selvam Sellamuthu, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku

chapter 13|14 pages

Delivery of Peptides, Peptones and Proteins for Specific Intracellular Trafficking through Targeted Nanoparticles: Nanoparticle-assisted Cancer Drug Delivery Regimes

ByBabu Gajendran, Krishnapriya M Varier, Wuling Liu, Yao Yao, Yaacov Ben-David, Yanmei Li, Arulvasu Chinnasamy

chapter 14|32 pages

Role of Nanoparticle in Cosmetics Industries

ByIkram Ahmad, Awais Ahmad, Shafia Iftekhar, Sadia Khalid, Akasha Aftab, Syed Abbas Raza

chapter 15|16 pages

Applications of Nanoparticles in Cancer Detection

BySubramaniyam Ravichandran, Varun Bansal, Kyeong Kyu Kim

chapter 16|6 pages

Biocompatible Electrospun Nanofibrous Scaffold forOral Cancer Treatment

ByElakkiya Thangaraju, Duraibabu Dhanapal

chapter 17|6 pages

Biosynthesized Nanoparticles for Water Treatment

ByT.C. Prathna

chapter 18|24 pages

Biosynthesized Nanomaterials: Hope for the Resolution of Societal Problems

ByMamta Dhiman, Lakshika Sharma, Abhijeet Singh, Madan Mohan Sharma

chapter 19|18 pages

Biosynthesized Nanoparticles and Its Implications in Agriculture

ByToolika Singh, Avinash Singh, Wenjing Wang, Deapanker Yadav, Anil Kumar, Prashant Kumar Singh