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Secondary Metabolites from Medicinal Plants
Nanoparticles Synthesis and their Applications

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ISBN 9781032100999
June 2, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
312 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Medicinal plant-based synthesis of nanoparticles from various extracts are easy, safe, and eco-friendly. Medicinal and herbal plants are the natural source of medicines mainly due to the presence of secondary metabolites and have been used as medicine since ancient times. Secondary Metabolites from Medicinal Plants: Nanoparticles Synthesis and their Applications provides an overview on medicinal plant-based secondary metabolites and their use in the synthesis of different types of nanoparticles. It explores trends in growth, characterization, properties, and applications of nanoparticles from secondary metabolites including terpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. It also explains the opportunities and future challenges of secondary metabolites in nanoparticle synthesis.


Nanotechnology is a burgeoning research field, and due to its widespread application in almost every branch of science and technology, it creates many new opportunities. As part of the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, this book will be of huge benefit to plant scientists and researchers; graduates, postgraduates, researchers, and consultants working in the field of nanoparticles.

Table of Contents

Medicinal Plant-Based Metabolites in Nanoparticles Synthesis. Medicinal Plant-Based Flavonoids. Medicinal Plant-Based Terpenoids. Medicinal Plant-Based Lignins. Preparation of Nanoparticles using Medicinal Coumarin. Medicinal Plant-Based Alkaloids. Nanoparticle Synthesis using Medicinal Plant-Based Saponins. Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Nanoparticles from Medicinal Plant-Based Carotenoids. Essential Oil from Medicinal Plants. Medicinally Important Seed Oil-Mediated Nanoparticle Synthesis and their Role in Drug Delivery. Medicinally Important Tree Bark. Medicinally Important Roots. Medicinally Important Flowers. Green and Cost-Effective Nanoparticle Synthesis from Medicinally Important Aquatic Plants. Green and Cost-Effective Nanoparticle Synthesis from Medicinally Important Desert Plants. Green and Cost-Effective Nanoparticles Synthesis from Frequently Used Medicinal plants. Aromatic Oil from Medicinal Plants.

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Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bachheti graduated from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Garhwal, India, in 1996. He completed his MSc in Organic Chemistry from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Garhwal, India in 1998. He had undergone a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, in 2001. He obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Kumaun University, Nainital, India in 2007. He is presently working as an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Industrial Chemistry at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) of Ethiopia, where he teaches PhD, graduate and undergraduate students. Before joining AASTU, Dr. Rakesh was working as Dean Project (Assistant) in Graphic Era University (A grade university by NACC) Dehradun, India. Dr. Rakesh also presented papers in various international (Malaysia, Thailand and India) and national conferences. He was also a member of various important committees such as the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Antiaging committee. His major research interests include natural Product for Industrial application, biofuel and bioenergy, green synthesis of nanoparticles, their application and Pulp and paper technology. He retains a fundamental love for natural products, which permeates all of his research. He has also successfully advised 30 MSc and 3 PhD students to completion and countless undergraduates have researched in his laboratory. Dr. Bachheti actively involved in curriculum development for BSc/MSc/PhD programmes. Dr. Bachheti has over 62 publications dealing with various aspects of natural product chemistry, nanotechnolgy and has eight book chapters published by Springer, Elsevier and Nova Publisher. Presently, he is supervising 3 PhD students, 3 Master’s students and also working for two research projects funded by AASTU.


Archana (Joshi) Bachheti did BSc in the year 1997 and MSc in 1999 from HNB Garhwal University. She received her PhD from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India in 2006. She has carried out research projects and consultancy work in the areas of ecorestoration/ development of wasteland, physico-chemical properties of Jatropha curcus seed oil and their relation with altitudinal variation and has been a Consultant Ecologist to a project funded by a government agency. Dr. Joshi, currently Professor at Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India. She has also served in many capacities in the academia within India and provided expertise internationally for more than 15 years where she taught Ecology and Environment, Environmental Science, Freshwater Ecology, Disaster management, and Bryophytes and Pteridophytes. Her major research interests encompass the broad, interdisciplinary field of plant ecology, with focus on eco-restoration, green chemistry especially the synthesis of nanomaterial, and medicinal properties of plants. The breadth of her research spans from degraded land ecological amelioration, physical and chemical properties of plant’s oil to plant-based nanomaterial. She guided one PhD student and at present supervising three scholars as well as guided graduate and undergraduate students for their research projects. While it was the fascination with forest biodiversity, that captured her interest, it has been her love for the exploration of values of biodiversity and social upliftment through it that has maintained that passion. Dr. Joshi has published more than 50 research articles in international and national journals along with ten book chapters. She organized several National seminars/conferences at Graphic Era University, India.