Phytonanotechnology: Challenges and Prospects consolidates information on the use of phytonanoparticles for biomedical, environmental and agricultural applications, covering recent advances in experimental and theoretical studies on various properties of nanoparticles derived from plant sources. The book deals with various attributes of phytonanoparticles, discussing their current and potential applications. In addition, it explores the development of phytonanoparticles, synthesis techniques, characterization techniques, environmental remediation applications, anti-microbial properties, miscellaneous applications, and multi-functional applications. Risks associated with nanoparticles are also discussed.
This book is an important reference for materials scientists, engineers, environmental scientists, food scientists and biomedical scientists who want to learn more about the applications of nanoparticles derived from plant sources.
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Table of Contents
1. Phytonanotechnology: A historical perspective, current challenges, and prospects
2. Characterization of green nanoparticles from plants
3. Plant extracts: Nanoparticle sources
4. Green nanoparticles from different plant groups
5. Phytonanotechnology and synthesis of silver nanoparticles
6. Phytonanotechnology and synthesis of copper nanoparticles
7. Metal oxide nanoparticles and plants
8. Nanoparticles fabrication by plant extracts
9. Phytonanotechnology and environmental remediation
10. Phytonanotechnology in biomedical applications
11.Multimodal applications of phytonanoparticles
12. Phytonanotechnology: A new horizon for the food industry
13. Phytonanotechnology and plant protection
14. Phytonanotechnology and agriculture
15. Phytonanotechnology: Challenges and future perspectives
AuthorsN. Thajuddin Bharathidasan University, India. N. Thajuddin is Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology
National Repository for Microalgae & Cyanobacteria - Freshwater (NRMC-F), Bharathidasan University, India. His research focuses in the area of molecular biology and bionanotechnology. Silvy Mathew Botany, Vimala College, India. Dr. Silvy Mathew is an Assistant professor of Botany, Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur. She was awarded PhD in Botany-Molecular Systematics from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. She has to her credit 20 research publications on Molecular studies, Phytochemical analysis, Invitro studies and Nanoparticles and received Indo-Asian Award for best College Teacher of the Year 2019 and most popular article award in international level. She presented her research findings in 5 international and 4 national seminars. She published one book chapter and published 32 DNA sequences and has submitted in the public database. She has around 8 years of teaching experience. She is serving as the editorial board member of 3 international and 3 national journals. She has also served as resource person in national seminars and other social awareness programmes. She completed two research projects and has one ongoing research project funded by KSCSTE as principal investigator. She has membership in professional bodies.