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A Mini Review on Copper Nanoparticles

P K Sastry

Abstract


The synthesis of metal nanoparticles is more important than ever. Copper has been recognized as
a nontoxic, safe inorganic material, cheaper antibacterial/antifungal agent, and has high potential
in a wide range of biological, catalytic and sensors applications more particularly in the form of
nanoparticles. This resulted in the development of numerous methods for the synthesis of copper
nanoparticles. As conventional methods like chemical and physical methods have several limitations so there is need to an alternate method. Due to nontoxic and eco-friendly nature, it has recently been shifted toward green synthesis of copper nanoparticles over conventional methods. Additionally, characterization of the synthesized nanoparticles is essential for their use in various applications. This review gives an overview of environment friendly synthesis method of copper nanoparticles and their applications on the basis of their potential selectivity and preferences in a number of fields like material sciences and biomedicine.

Keywords: applications, characterization, copper, green synthesis, nanoparticles

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