Document Type: Review Article


1 Department of Chemistry, Sanjivani Arts, Commerce and Science College, Kopargaon 423 603, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India

2 Department of Chemistry, G.M.D Arts, B.W Commerce and Science College, Sinnar, 422 103, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India

3 Department of Chemistry, S.N. Arts, D.J.M. Commerce and B.N.S. Science College, Sangamner 422 605, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India



Among diverse non-metal nanoparticles (NPs), sulfur nanoparticles (SNPs) are one of the most significant and intriguing nanomaterials. An important concern about the synthesis of SNPs is the formation of hazardous wastes, noxious by-products and ruinous pollutants. The best solution to mitigate and/or exclude these noxious substances are plant mediated biosynthesis of SNPs. Eco-benevolent SNPs from plant extracts have been identified as precious nanomaterial in various agricultural, biomedical and catalytic applications including lithium-sulfur batteries, pesticides, fungicides, carbon nanotube modification, gas sensor and neutron capture in cancer therapy because of their splendid performance and selectivity. They have captured the consideration of researchers owing to their sustainable, economical, non-noxious, convenient, green and eco-benevolent nature. This review attempts to cover the recent advancements in the biosynthesis, characterization techniques and applications of biogenic SNPs in environmental and biomedical systems. Furthermore, the stability of biosynthesized SNPs and mechanism of their formation are briefly discussed.

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Ghotekar, S., Pagar, T., Pansambal, S., Oza, R., A Review on Green Synthesis of Sulfur Nanoparticles via Plant Extract, Characterization and its Applications,  Ad. J. Chem. B, 2 (2020) 128-143.

DOI: 10.33945/SAMI/AJCB.2020.3.5