Green Synthesis Of Nanoparticles

  • Author: ChemistryViews
  • Published: 01 December 2010
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Source / Publisher: Pharmaceutical Research/Springer
thumbnail image: Green Synthesis Of Nanoparticles

Gold nanoparticles (NPs) are used in electronics, healthcare products and as pharmaceuticals to treat cancer. However, the production of gold NPs requires the use of environmentally and biologically toxic agents, such as hydrazine and surfactants, to either reduce the metal salts or to stabilize the NPS.

Kattesh Katti and co-workers, University of Missouri, USA, have demonstrated that the phytochemical constituents of cinnamon are suitable reducing and stabilizing agents for the synthesis of gold NPs from their precursor salts.

The NPs were shown to be biocompatible. Biodistribution results showed that they are effectively delivered to lungs with minimal distribution to other organs. This, and their signal enhancement properties could allow them to be used as imaging agents and for the detection of individual cancer cells.

Article Views: 3572

Sign in Area

Please sign in below

Additional Sign In options

Please note that to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.
Registration is for free, you may already be registered to receive, e.g., the newsletter. When you register on this website, please ensure you view our terms and conditions. All comments are subject to moderation.

Article Comments - To add a comment please sign in

Bookmark and Share

If you would like to reuse any content, in print or online, from, please contact us first for permission. more

CONNECT: on Facebook on Twitter on YouTube on LinkedIn Sign up for our free newsletter

Magazine of Chemistry Europe (16 European Chemical Societies)published by Wiley-VCH