Biosynthesis of Copper Nanoparticles with Medicinal Plants Extracts: From Extraction Methods to Applications

Aurora Antonio-Pérez, Luis Fernando Duran Armenta, Ana Laura Torres-Huerta, María Guadalupe Pérez-Loredo

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Abstract

Copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) can be synthesized by green methods using plant extracts. These methods are more environmentally friendly and offer improved properties of the synthesized NPs in terms of biocompatibility and functional capabilities. Traditional medicine has a rich history of utilization of herbs for millennia, offering a viable alternative or complementary option to conventional pharmacological medications. Plants of traditional herbal use or those with medicinal properties are candidates to be used to obtain NPs due to their high and complex content of biocompounds with different redox capacities that provide a dynamic reaction environment for NP synthesis. Other synthesis conditions, such as salt precursor concentration, temperature, time synthesis, and pH, have a significant effect on the characteristics of the NPs. This paper will review the properties of some compounds from medicinal plants, plant extract obtention methods alternatives, characteristics of plant extracts, and how they relate to the NP synthesis process. Additionally, the document includes diverse applications associated with CuNPs, starting from antibacterial properties to potential applications in metabolic disease treatment, vegetable tissue culture, therapy, and cardioprotective effect, among others.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1882
JournalMicromachines
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2023

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The authors acknowledge the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

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