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Table 2 List of silver nanoparticles used for detecting different pollutants

From: Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles with algae and the importance of capping agents in the process

Type of Ag nanoparticle Pollutant detected Detectable concentration Reference
Riboflavin-stabilized AgNPs Hg2+ 5 nm [44]
1-Dodecanethiol (C12h25sh)-capped silver nanoprisms Hg (Ii) 10–500 nm [45]
Starch-coated AgNps Hg2+ 0.9–12.5 μg L−1 & 25–500 μg L−1 [42]
2-Aminopyrimidine-4,6-diol-capped silver nanoparticles (Apd-AgNps) Hg2+ 0–65 μm [46]
Citrate (Cit) And l-cysteine (l-Cys)-capped AgNPs Hg2+ 1–10 Ppm [47]
Glutathione-stabilized silver nanoparticles Ni2+ > 25 nm [48]
Casein peptide-capped AgNPs Cu2+ 0.08–1.44 μm [49]
Chitosan-capped silver nanoparticles (Chit-AgNPs) Fe3+ > 0.53 μm [43]
Starch-coated silver nanoparticles Fe3+ 0.7–7 mg/l [50]
l-Tyrosine-stabilized silver nanoparticles Mn (II) 1–10 μm [51]
Tartaric acid-capped silver nanoparticles Cr (III ) & Cr (VI) 5–100 μg/l Cr (III) & 10–100 μg/l Cr (VI) [52]