Call for Chapters: Synthesizing and Characterizing Plant-Mediated Biocompatible Metal Nanoparticles


Susanta Das, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India
Shankar Khade, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India
Debanjali Barman Roy, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India
Khushbu Trivedi, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
Full Chapters Due: July 28, 2024
Submission Date: July 28, 2024


The book is intended to function as a comprehensive guide for various stakeholders. Its purpose is to lead them through the domain of synthesizing and characterizing plant-mediated biocompatible metal nanoparticles, exploring numerous applications from fostering a sustainable environment to diverse nanotechnological applications, drug discovery, cancer treatment, and beyond. The book also addresses a broad spectrum of societal and technological challenges and related issues, thereby assisting stakeholders, including scientists, policymakers, academic institutions, and industries, in making informed decisions within this rapidly evolving field in our dynamic and contemporary scientific society. The fascination with noble metallic nanoparticles is ignited by their minuscule size, typically spanning from 1 nm to 100 nm, offering a captivating blend of high surface-to-volume ratio and extraordinary physical, chemical, and biological attributes. These distinctive qualities have propelled significant scientific and technological exploration, unlocking diverse applications across numerous fields. The production of metal nanoparticles can be achieved through physical, chemical, and green approaches. However, physical and chemical syntheses are often expensive, time-consuming, and involve hazardous chemicals detrimental to human health. Additionally, these processes entail various steps crucial for their intended applications. Addressing these challenges, scientists have adopted green synthesis, also recognized as the biological synthesis of nanoparticles. The green approach presents clear benefits, including non-toxicity, environmental friendliness, efficiency in terms of time, and cost-effectiveness when contrasted with traditional physical and chemical synthesis methods. This innovative technique involves utilizing various components of plants (leaves, roots, flowers, fruits, barks, etc.) and microorganisms (fungi, algae, bacteria, etc.) to create biocompatible and stable metal nanoparticles in an eco-friendly fashion. Moreover, nanoparticles synthesized through the green approach exhibit an augmented level of stability and biocompatibility with cells and tissues, correlating with a reduction in particle size compared to those produced through physical and chemical pathways. As a result, the green synthesis technique has emerged as a promising avenue for advancing the development of metal nanoparticles in recent years. Various elements of medicinal plants, encompassing roots, seeds, peels, flowers, barks, etc., stand out as abundant reservoirs of minerals, vitamins, and metabolites (biocompounds). These compounds prove valuable in addressing a myriad of health-related disorders and ailments, including but not limited to oxidative stress, allergies, diabetes, inflammation, ulcers, arthritis, osteoporosis, wounds, pain, burns, fevers, and even cancer. Plant metabolites function as both reducing agents, converting ions into metals, and as capping and stabilizing agents that ensure the size and shape stability of the resulting nanoparticles. Notably, polyphenol compounds play a key role in this process due to their robust reducing properties and the heightened stability they bring to the synthesized nanoparticles. Extracts obtained from various parts of medicinal plants have played a crucial role in facilitating the creation of a diverse range of nanoparticles and their oxides, including gold NPs (AuNPs), silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), silver oxide NPs (Ag2ONPs), zinc oxide NPs (ZnONPs), copper NPs (CuNPs), platinum NPs (PtNPs), and iron NPs (FeNPs). Consequently, the integration of plant-based elements into the synthesis of novel metal nanoparticles, recognized as Phytonanotechnology, emerges as a pivotal focus in contemporary research. This specialized field accentuates the utilization of plant-derived materials, particularly bioactive compounds, within the domain of nanotechnology/nanobiotechnology. These biogenic, eco-friendly, cost-effective, and stable nanomaterials hold great potential for a myriad of applications across various sectors. They exhibit various promising applications, spanning from contributions to a sustainable environment to targeted drug delivery for various life-threatening diseases.


This book will delve into diverse synthesis processes for environmentally benign bionanoparticles utilizing various medicinal plants. It will explore associated parameters, such as extracts from different plant parts (e.g., seeds, peels, roots, and flowers), as well as physical and thermal conditions (e.g., temperature, pH levels, and concentrations) to regulate reaction kinetics. Characterizations (including crystal structure, shape, size, surface roughness, etc.) of these biosynthesized particles using various spectroscopic analytical techniques will be discussed in detail. These characterization techniques encompass Ultra-Violet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectrometer, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) measurements, zeta potential measurements, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), among others. Furthermore, AI is playing a vital role in targeted drug delivery, and imaging field in nanobiotechnology. The book will assess the efficacy of these nanoparticles in various applications such as environmental cleanup, disinfection, wastewater treatment, dye degradation, the food industry, animal husbandry, dairy products, agriculture, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antioxidant, dental restoration, cytotoxic, genotoxic, catalytic, and wound-healing properties, among other beneficial attributes. It will also explore the possible applications of AI in nanobiotechnology. Furthermore, it will delve into the forthcoming challenges and opportunities, along with essential ethical considerations and protocols to be adhered to in this research field. The book is designed to steer stakeholders into the realm of biocompatible metal nanoparticles synthesized through plant assisted green methods, exploring their diverse characterizations and numerous promising applications. Its objective is to assist them in making well-informed decisions within this burgeoning field in our ever evolving and contemporary scientific society, tackling a wide spectrum of societal and technological challenges, and associated issues. These challenges range from fostering a sustainable environment to embracing diverse nanotechnological applications, drug discovery, cancer treatment, and more.

Target Audience

Students, Researchers, University, Industry, and Policy Makers.

Recommended Topics

• Nanostructure Introduction – nanoparticles, nanorods, nanoflowers, nanopods, etc. • Metal nanoparticles and its advancements. • Nanoparticle Synthesis Techniques: Physical, Chemical, and Green Approaches. • Various medicinal plants, their biocompounds, health benefits, plant breeding, genetics, etc. • Synthesis, characterizations, and applications of various biogenic nanoparticles and their oxides. • Applications-environmental cleanup, disinfection, wastewater treatment, dye degradation, food industry, animal husbandry, dairy products, agriculture, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antioxidant, dental restoration, cytotoxic, genotoxic, catalytic, and wound-healing properties, etc. • Development of advanced instruments for spectroscopic analyses of nanoparticles/nanobioparticles - UV-Vis, XRD, FTIR, SEM, TEM, HRTEM, FESEM, AFM, SAED, zeta potential, DLS, EDS, etc. • Syntheses, characterizations, and applications of various nanobiocompounds/nanobiocomposites. • Comparative analysis among various biogenic nanoparticles. • Comparative studies between biologically synthesized nanoparticles and chemically and physically synthesized nanoparticles. • Meta-analysis, scoping review, systematic review, umbrella review, etc. • Fabrication and Integration of biogenic nanoparticles, their oxides and compounds with other materials and applications (biofilm, graphene). • Theoretical studies/simulation of nanoparticles and biogenic nanoparticles. • AI and its applications in nanoparticles, biogenic nanoparticles, bioinformatics, nanobiotechnology, nanobiomedicine, plant science etc. • Bibliometric data analysis of biogenic nanoparticles. • Future Challenges and Opportunities. • Ethical Considerations and Protocols in applications, integration of AI in nanoscience, plant science, etc • Case Studies of biogenic nanoparticle applications. • Policies related to nanobiotechnology, integration of AI in nanoscience, plant science, etc.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 5, 2024, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 19, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 28, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Synthesizing and Characterizing Plant-Mediated Biocompatible Metal Nanoparticles. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2025.

Important Dates

May 5, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 19, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
July 28, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
September 8, 2024: Review Results Returned
October 6, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
October 13, 2024: Final Chapter Submission


Prof. (Dr.) Susanta Das
Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India

Dr. Shankar Khade
Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India

Dr. Debanjali Barman Roy
Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India

Ms. Khushbu Trivedi
Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India


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