Next Article in Journal
Applications of High-Throughput Sequencing for In Vitro Selection and Characterization of Aptamers
Previous Article in Journal
Assessment of the Activity of Tigecycline against Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Organisms Collected from Italy between 2012 and 2014, as Part of the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T.)
Previous Article in Special Issue
Nanosized Drug Delivery Systems in Gastrointestinal Targeting: Interactions with Microbiota
Open AccessReview

Methods of Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Applications of CuO Nanoparticles

Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices, Faculty of Medical Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest 060042, Romania
Division of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), Bucharest 060042, Romania
Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest 060042, Romania
Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia Athens, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Pharmaceuticals 2016, 9(4), 75;
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)
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
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

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.

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 Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop