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Metal nanoparticles (other than gold or silver) prepared using plant extracts for medical applications
Author(s): Roxana-Diana Pasca; Szabolcs Santa; Levente Zsolt Racz; Csaba Pal Racz
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Paper Abstract

There are many modalities to prepare metal nanoparticles, but the reducing of the metal ions with plant extracts is one of the most promising because it is considerate less toxic for the environment, suitable for the use of those nanoparticles in vivo and not very expensive. Various metal ions have been already studied such as: cobalt, copper, iron, platinum, palladium, zinc, indium, manganese and mercury and the number of plant extracts used is continuously increasing. The prepared systems were characterized afterwards with a great number of methods of investigation: both spectroscopic (especially UV-Vis spectroscopy) and microscopic (in principal, electron microscopy-TEM) methods. The applications of the metal nanoparticles obtained are diverse and not completely known, but the medical applications of such nanoparticles occupy a central place, due to their nontoxic components, but some diverse industrial applications do not have to be forgotten.

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Date Published: 14 December 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII, 100100A (14 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2244303
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Roxana-Diana Pasca, Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Szabolcs Santa, Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Levente Zsolt Racz, Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Csaba Pal Racz, Babes-Bolyai Univ. of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10010:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII
Marian Vladescu; Cornel T. Panait; Razvan Tamas; George Caruntu; Ionica Cristea, Editor(s)

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