Plant-Mediated Synthesis and Applications of Iron Nanoparticles

Ebrahiminezhad, Alireza and Zare-Hoseinabadi, Alireza and Sarmah, Ajit K. and Taghizadeh, Saeed and Ghasemi, Younes and Berenjian, Aydin Plant-Mediated Synthesis and Applications of Iron Nanoparticles. MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY, 60 (2). pp. 154-168.

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Nanoscale iron particles have attracted substantial interest due to their unique physical and chemical properties. Over the years, various physical and chemical methods have been developed to synthesize these nanostructures which are usually expensive and potentially harmful to human health and the environment. Synthesis of iron nanoparticles (INPs) by using plant extract is now of great interest in order to develop a novel and sustainable approach toward green chemistry. In this method the chemical compounds and organic solvents are replaced with phytochemicals and aqueous matrixes, respectively. Similar to any chemical and biochemical reaction, factors such as reaction temperature, concentration of iron precursor, concentration of leaf extract, and reaction time have critical effects on the reaction yield. This review focuses on the novel approaches used for green synthesis of INPs by using plant resources. The currently available statistics including the factors affecting the synthesis process and potential applications of the fabricated nanoparticles are discussed. Recommendations are also given for areas of future research in order to improve the production process.

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