Next Article in Journal
An Attempt to Predict the Preferential Cellular Orientation in Any Complex Mechanical Environment
Next Article in Special Issue
Antioxidant Activity of SOD and Catalase Conjugated with Nanocrystalline Ceria
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Engineering the RNA-Nanobio Interface
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Bioengineering 2017, 4(1), 14; doi:10.3390/bioengineering4010014

Biosynthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles: A Fresh Look at the Control of Shape, Size and Composition

1
School of Biological Sciences & Engineering, Yachay Tech University, Hacienda San José s/n, San Miguel de Urcuquí 100119, Ecuador
2
Nanobiomaterials and Bioprocessing (NAB) Laboratory, Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, P.O. Box 10053, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA
3
Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux, Université Mouloud Mammeri, Route de Hasnaoua, BP 17 RP, Tizi-Ouzou 15000, Algérie
4
Laboratory of Bioengineering, Earth and Life Institute, Université Catholique de Louvain, Croix du Sud 2, Bte L7.05.19, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Frank Alexis
Received: 22 January 2017 / Revised: 14 February 2017 / Accepted: 16 February 2017 / Published: 18 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticle Interaction with the Biological Milieu)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [2950 KB, uploaded 18 February 2017]   |  

Abstract

Several methodologies have been devised for the design of nanomaterials. The “Holy Grail” for materials scientists is the cost-effective, eco-friendly synthesis of nanomaterials with controlled sizes, shapes and compositions, as these features confer to the as-produced nanocrystals unique properties making them appropriate candidates for valuable bio-applications. The present review summarizes published data regarding the production of nanomaterials with special features via sustainable methodologies based on the utilization of natural bioresources. The richness of the latter, the diversity of the routes adopted and the tuned experimental parameters have led to the fabrication of nanomaterials belonging to different chemical families with appropriate compositions and displaying interesting sizes and shapes. It is expected that these outstanding findings will encourage researchers and attract newcomers to continue and extend the exploration of possibilities offered by nature and the design of innovative and safer methodologies towards the synthesis of unique nanomaterials, possessing desired features and exhibiting valuable properties that can be exploited in a profusion of fields. View Full-Text
Keywords: biosynthesis; nanoparticles; screening; size; shape; composition; properties; bio-applications biosynthesis; nanoparticles; screening; size; shape; composition; properties; bio-applications
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Dahoumane, S.A.; Jeffryes, C.; Mechouet, M.; Agathos, S.N. Biosynthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles: A Fresh Look at the Control of Shape, Size and Composition. Bioengineering 2017, 4, 14.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Bioengineering EISSN 2306-5354 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top