Green Nanotechnology: Advancement in Phytoformulation Research

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Publikationens författare: Verma A, Gautam SP, Bansal KK, Prabhakar N, Rosenholm JM
Förläggare: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publiceringsår: 2019
Tidskrift: Medicines
Volym: 6
Nummer: 1
eISSN: 2305-6320


The ultimate goal of any scientific development is to increase
well-being and human health. Novel strategies are required for the
achievement of safe and effective therapeutic treatments beyond the
conventional ones, and society needs new requirements for new
technologies, moving towards clean and green technology development.
Green nanotechnology is a branch of green technology that utilizes the
concepts of green chemistry and green engineering. It reduces the use of
energy and fuel by using less material and renewable inputs wherever
possible. Green nanotechnology, in phytoformulations, significantly
contributes to environmental sustainability through the production of
nanomaterials and nanoproducts, without causing harm to human health or
the environment. The rationale behind the utilization of plants in
nanoparticle formulations is that they are easily available and possess a
broad variability of metabolites, such as vitamins, antioxidants, and
nucleotides. For instance, gold (Au) nanoparticles have attracted
substantial attention for their controllable size, shape, and surface
properties. A variety of copper (Cu) and copper oxide (CuO)
nanoparticles have also been synthesized from plant extracts. Titanium
dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles are also important metal oxide
nanomaterials that have been synthesized from a number of plant
extracts. International and domestic laws, government and private-party
programs, regulations and policies are being carefully reviewed and
revised to increase their utility and nurture these nanoscale materials
for commercialization. Inspiring debates and government initiatives are
required to promote the sustainable use of nanoscale products. In this
review, we will discuss the potential of the utilization of plant
extracts in the advancement of nanotechnology.


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