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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 951858, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/951858
Review Article

Devastated Crops: Multifunctional Efficacy for the Production of Nanoparticles

Chemistry Research Laboratory, Organic Chemistry Division, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632 014, India

Received 1 February 2013; Accepted 24 March 2013

Academic Editor: Amir Kajbafvala

Copyright © 2013 G. Madhumitha and Selvaraj Mohana Roopan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Integration of green chemistry principles to nanotechnology is one of the key issues in nanoscience research. Biological methods were used to synthesize metal and metal oxide nanoparticles of specific shape and size since they enhance the properties of nanoparticles in greener route. Plant-mediated methods devoid the use of toxic chemicals in the synthetic protocols which has adverse effects on the environment. Owing to the rich biodiversity of plants and their potential secondary constituents, plants and plant parts have gained attention in recent years as medium for nanoparticles' synthesis. In this review, we present the current status of nanoparticles synthesis using devastated crops.