Plant-Mediated Synthesis of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Biological Applications

  • Archana Joshi
  • Ashutosh Sharma
  • Rakesh Kumar Bachheti
  • Azamal Husen
  • Vinod Kumar Mishra


Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) are of potentially great interest due to their excellent properties and diverse applications in industry and biomedicine. They are mainly produced by physical and chemical methods that are generally costly and toxic to environment. Recently, green synthesis of metal NPs has been actively pursued as an alternative, efficient, cost-effective, less toxic, and eco-friendly method for producing NPs with specified properties. This chapter presents a detailed account of plant-mediated and biomolecule-assisted synthesis of CuO NPs with main focus on reduction, capping and stabilization, and on their prospective applications.


Green synthesis CuO nanoparticles Particle morphology Particle stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Archana Joshi
    • 1
  • Ashutosh Sharma
    • 2
  • Rakesh Kumar Bachheti
    • 3
  • Azamal Husen
    • 4
  • Vinod Kumar Mishra
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceGraphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryGraphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia
  3. 3.Department of Industrial ChemistryCollege of Applied Science, Addis Ababa Science and Technology UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  4. 4.Department of BiologyCollege of Natural and Computational Sciences, University of GondarGondarEthiopia
  5. 5.Department of BiotechnologyBaba Farid Institute of TechnologyDehra DunIndia

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