Green Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles, Characterization and Their Applications

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Swathi Pavithran
Manikantan Pappuswamy
Yamuna Annadurai
Vijaya Anand Armugam
Thirunavukkarasu Periyaswamy

Abstract

Nanotechnology is one of the upcoming topics in the present era. Nanoparticles are synthesized by physical and chemical methods but limitations are due to their toxicity. Hence, green synthesis is more on demand which involves the use of plants, bacteria and fungi. In this review, copper nanoparticle synthesis is focused which is economically beneficial and eco-friendly when compared to other metal nanoparticles. Copper nanoparticles are used in diverse fields such as biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, bioremediation, molecular biology, bioengineering, genetic engineering, dye degradation, catalysis, cosmetics and textiles. Structural properties and biological effects of copper nanoparticles have promising affectivity in the field of life sciences. The characterization of biogenic copper nanoparticles by number of analytical tools for their compositional, morphological and topographical features has also been discussed.

Keywords:
Nanoparticle synthesis, copper nanoparticles, green synthesis, antimicrobial activity, anti-cancerous activity, characterization

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Pavithran, S., Pappuswamy, M., Annadurai, Y., Armugam, V. A., & Periyaswamy, T. (2020). Green Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles, Characterization and Their Applications. Journal of Applied Life Sciences International, 23(7), 10-24. https://doi.org/10.9734/jalsi/2020/v23i730172
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