Bioinspired Nanomaterials


Biological synthesis employing microorganisms, fungi or plants is an alternative method to produce nanoparticles in low-cost and eco-friendly ways.


Bioinspired Nanomaterials
Synthesis and Emerging Applications
Eds. Alagarsamy Pandikumar, Perumal Rameshkumar
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 111
Publication Date 2021, 270 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-156-4  (release date October 2021)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-157-1
DOI: 10.21741/9781644901571

Biological synthesis employing microorganisms, fungi or plants is an alternative method to produce nanoparticles in low-cost and eco-friendly ways. The book covers the synthesis of metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanostructures and nanocomposite materials, as well as the stability and characterization of bioinspired nanomaterials. Applications include optical and electrochemical sensors, packaging, SERS and drug delivery processes.

Bioinspired Nanomaterials, Metal Nanoparticles, Metal Oxide Nanostructures, Nanocomposite Materials, Microbicidal Activity, Drug Delivery, Packaging Applications, SERS Applications, Fluorescent Biosensing, Quantum Dots. Bio-Imaging, Electrochemical Sensors


Table of contents

Introduction to Bioinspired Nanomaterials
Sangeetha Kumaravel, Prabaharan Thiruvengetam and Subrata Kundu

Bioinspired Metal Nanoparticles for Microbicidal Activity
Rajalakshmi Subramaniyam, Shairam Manickaraj, Prasaanth Ravi Anusuyadevi

Bioinspired Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery
Balaji Maddiboyina, Jeyabalan Shanmugapriya, Swetha Rasala, Gandhi Sivaraman

Bio-Mediated Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Packaging Applications
P. Sivaranjana, N. Rajini, V. Arumugaprabu, S.O. Ismail

Bio-Mediated Synthesis of Metal Nanomaterials for SERS Application
Sangeetha Kumaravel and Subrata Kundu

Bio-Mediated Synthesis of Nanoparticles for Fluorescence Sensors
Somasundaram Anbu Anjugam Vandarkuzhali, Salman Ahmad Khan, Subramanian Singaravadivel, Gandhi Sivaraman

Bio-Mediated Synthesis of Quantum Dots for Fluorescent Biosensing and Bio-Imaging Applications
Selvaraj Devi and Vairaperumal Tharmaraj

Bio-Mediated Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Sensor Applications
Ponnaiah Sathish Kumar, Vellaichamy Balakumar and Ramalingam Manivannan

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About the Editors

Dr. Alagarsamy Pandikumar is currently working as Scientist in Functional Materials Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry (2014) from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and then successfully completed his post-doctoral fellowship tenure (2014-2016) at the University of Malaya, Malaysia under High Impact Research Grant. His current research involves development of novel materials with graphene, graphitic carbon nitride, in combination to metals, metal oxides, polymers and carbon nanotubes for energy conversion and storage and dye-sensitized solar cells applications. His results outcomes were documented in 134 in peer-reviewed journals including 10 review articles and also have more than 3300 citations with the h−index of 39. On other side, he served as Guest Editor for a special issue in Materials Focus journal and edited 12 books for reputed publishers.

Dr. Perumal Rameshkumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, India. He obtained his M.Sc. (chemistry) (2009) from Madurai Kamaraj University. He joined as Junior Research Fellow (2010) at the same University and subsequently promoted as Senior Research Fellow (2012). His doctoral thesis focused on ‘polymer encapsulated metal nanoparticles for sensor and energy conversion applications’. He worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2014) at University of Malaya, Malaysia in the field of ‘graphene-inorganic nanocomposite materials for electrochemical sensor and energy conversion’. His current research interests include synthesis of functionalized nanomaterials, electrochemical sensors, energy-related electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis. His research findings were documented in 34 peer reviewed journals including 01 review article. For his credit, he edited 02 books under Elsevier publications.