Nanoscale Research Letters volume 13 , Article number: Cite this article. Metrics details. Zinc oxide is an essential ingredient of many enzymes, sun screens, and ointments for pain and itch relief. Impact of zinc oxide on biological functions depends on its morphology, particle size, exposure time, concentration, pH, and biocompatibility.
Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles
Green synthesis of zinc oxide nano particles using flower extract cas…
Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. Nanoparticles are of great interest due to their extremely small size and large surface area to volume ratio, which lead to both chemical and physical differences in their properties e. Therefore, design and production of materials with novel applications can be achieved by controlling shape and size at nanometre scale. Nanoparticles exhibit size and shape-dependent properties which are of interest for applications ranging from biosensing and catalysts to optics, antimicrobial activity, computer transistors, electrometers, chemical sensors, and wireless electronic logic and memory schemes. These particles also have many applications in different fields such as medical imaging, nanocomposites, filters, drug delivery, and hyperthermia of tumors  - . Over the past few decades, inorganic nanoparticles, whose structures exhibit significantly novel and improved physical, chemical, and biological properties and functionality due to their nano-scale size, have elicited much interest. Recent studies have shown that nanoparticles of some materials including metal oxides, can induce cell death in eukaryotic cells  -  and growth inhibition in prokaryotic cells due to cytotoxicity.
Synthesis Approaches of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: The Dilemma of Ecotoxicity
To browse Academia. Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Download Free PDF. Green synthesis of calcium carbonate nanoparticles and their effects on seed germination and seedling growth of Vigna mungo L.
Inflammation plays a very important role in the pathogenesis of various diseases like atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and cancer. Lack of anti-inflammatory drugs and vectors provokes the need for developing new molecules for the management of inflammatory disorders. Nanotechnology has emerged as a wonderful research area in the past decade owing to its enhanced properties than bulk counterparts. This paper discusses the green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticle ZnO NPs and various characterization tools employed to comprehend the physiochemical properties of nanoparticles. ZnO NPs interaction with cells and its pharmacokinetic behavior inside the cells has also been discussed.