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Pharmaceuticals 2016, 9(4), 75; doi:10.3390/ph9040075

Methods of Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Applications of CuO Nanoparticles

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Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices, Faculty of Medical Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest 060042, Romania
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Division of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), Bucharest 060042, Romania
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Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest 060042, Romania
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Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia Athens, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Academic Editor: Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Received: 17 August 2016 / Revised: 21 November 2016 / Accepted: 22 November 2016 / Published: 30 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanobiotechnology in Medicinal Chemistry)
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Abstract

This study aims to provide an updated survey of the main synthesis methods of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles in order to obtain tailored nanosystems for various biomedical applications. The synthesis approach significantly impacts the properties of such nanoparticles and these properties in turn have a significant impact on their biomedical applications. Although not widely investigated as an efficient drug delivery system, CuO nanoparticles have great biological properties including effective antimicrobial action against a wide range of pathogens and also drug resistant bacteria. These properties have led to the development of various approaches with direct applications to the biomedical field, such as tailored surfaces with antimicrobial effect, wound dressings and modified textiles. It is also believed that these nanosystems could represent efficient alternatives in the development of smart systems utilized both for the detection of pathogens and for the treatment of infections. View Full-Text
Keywords: CuO; antimicrobial nanoparticles; synthesis; biomedical nanostructures CuO; antimicrobial nanoparticles; synthesis; biomedical nanostructures
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Grigore, M.E.; Biscu, E.R.; Holban, A.M.; Gestal, M.C.; Grumezescu, A.M. Methods of Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Applications of CuO Nanoparticles. Pharmaceuticals 2016, 9, 75.

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