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Table 3 Properties of silver nanoparticles synthesized using various classes of potential algae

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

Algae Species Synthesis Size of Np (Nm) Shape Temp. Reference
Cyanobacteria Microcoleus Extracellular 44–79 Spherical RT [75]
Phormidium willei Extracellular 100–200 Spherical 25 [76]
Plectonema boryanum Intracellular & Extracellular 1–15,1–40, 5–200 Spherical & octahedral 25,60,100 °C [77]
Spirulina platensis Extracellular ~12 Spherical 25 [78, 79]
Microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Intracellular & extracellular 5–15(in vitro), 5–35 (in vivo) Round/rectangular RT [17]
Chlorella vulgaris Intracellular ~ 10 Spherical 28 [80, 81]
Nannochloropsis oculate Intracellular ~ 19 Spherical 28 [82]
Macroalgae Caulerpa racemose Extracellular 5–25 Spherical/triangular RT [83]
Codium capitatum ~ 30   RT [84]
Ulva fasciata Extracellular 28–41 Spherical RT [85]
Padina gymnospor 25–40 Spherical 30 [86]
Padina pavonica Extracellular 45–64 Spherical - [87]
Gelidiella acerosa 22 Spherical RT [23]
Gracilaria dura 6 Spherical 25,60 & 100 [88]
Hypnea musciformis 40–65 Spherical RT [89]