Journal article

Sound methods for the synthesis of nanoparticles from biological molecules

Sukhvir Kaur Bhangu, Anshul Baral, Haiyan Zhu, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Francesca Cavalieri

NANOSCALE ADVANCES | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The development of simple, green, reproducible, and scalable approaches for synthesizing nanoparticles from biomolecules is important to advance nanomaterials towards therapeutic applications. Microreactors generated by high frequency ultrasound provide a one pot-platform to alter the physiochemical properties and stability of various types of biomolecules to ultimately generate multifunctional nanoparticles with controlled size and morphology. Herein, recent advancements in the field of nanoparticles fabrication from amino acids, phenolics, peptides and proteins using both high and low frequency ultrasound are reviewed. In particular, the sound driven self-assembly of biomolecules into nano..

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