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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 4
First page : ( 1636) Last page : ( 1644)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00297.8

Synthesis and Applications of ZnO Nanoparticles in Biomedicine

Upadhyay P.K.1, Jain Vikas Kumar2,*, Sharma Kavita3, Sharma Ravi4

1Department of Physics, Govt.Nagrik Kalyan Mahavidyalaya, Ahiwara, Durg (C.G.) India

2Department of Chemistry, Govt. Engineering College, Sejbahar, Raipur (C.G.) India

3Department of Botany, Govt. Arts and Commerce Girls College, Raipur (C.G.) India

4Department of Physics, Govt. Arts and Commerce Girls College, Raipur (C.G.) India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vikaskumarjain1@rediffmail.com, rvsharma65@gmail.com

Online published on 30 April, 2020.

Abstract

Over the last decade, nanotechnology has been one of the fastest-growing areas of science and technology. The unique physico-chemical properties of various nanomaterials make it possible to create new structures, systems or devices with potential applications in a wide variety of disciplines. Presently, because of nanodimension of functional components of living cells, the application of nanotechnologies in biomedical purposes is inevitable. Zinc oxide (ZnO) possesses unique semiconducting, optical, and piezoelectric properties, so it has been investigated for a wide variety of applications. One of the most important features of ZnO nanomaterials is low toxicity and biodegradability. One of the most promising directions is to use zinc nanoparticles for molecular diagnostics, target delivery of drugs, developing new pharmaceutical preparations. The paper reports the synthesis, characterization of ZnO nanoparticles. Their location in the organism and role in important biological processes, which show the ways of possible practical applications of zinc nanoparticles in biomedicine are also discussed.

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Keywords

Zinc oxide, Zinc nanoparticles, Biosynthesis, XRD, biomedical applications.

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