Role of Plant’s Metabolites in the Biomimetic Synthesis of Plant-Mediated Silver Nanoparticles: A Review
Biomimetic synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) has attracted interest due to its eco-friendliness, safe, cost effective and suitability for biomedical applications. Primary plants metabolites such as proteins, amino acids, vitamins and polysaccharides and secondary plants metabolites including terpenoids, flavonoids, polyphenol, ascorbic acid, alkaloids, saponins, steroids, tannin plays significant role in bioreduction and stabilization of the synthesized silver nanoparticles. In this study, several types of metabolites from plants that influence the biomimetic synthesizing of silver nanoparticles were reviewed. The present review indicates the presence of several phytochemical groups in Eluesine indica (Sambau) extract may contribute to the formation of AgNPs.