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

Onderzoeksoutput: Articlepeer review

77 Downloads (Pure)


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.
Originele taal-2English
Nummer van het tijdschrift10
StatusPublished - 30 sep 2023

Bibliografische nota

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 by the authors.


Duik in de onderzoeksthema's van 'Biosynthesis of Copper Nanoparticles with Medicinal Plants Extracts: From Extraction Methods to Applications'. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Citeer dit