Microbiology: Current Research

Editorial - Microbiology: Current Research (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1

Green synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles for biological applications.

In recent years, scientific community has an interest on nanometer sized materials with unique physical, chemical, and biological properties. Nano-copper oxide is very interested because of their potential applications in many fields such as heterogeneous catalysts, anti-microbial, antioxidants, imaging agents and drug delivery agents in field of biomedicine. Nanoparticles (NPs) can interact with biomolecules and it has useful in diagnosis and treatment cancer. Green synthesized CuO NPs have being used as photocatalyst, enhanced the rates of textile dye decolourisation, anti-microbial agent and better anti-cancer compound with minimal side effects. CuO NPs can also act as efficient anti-bacterial agent when incorporated in coatings, plastics, textiles, etc.

Author(s): Bhuvaneshwari V, Vaidehi D, Logpriya S

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