Nature bioinspired and engineered nanomaterials

Alaa A.a. Aljabali, Mohammad A. Obeid, Sura A. Awadeen, Eman M. Migdadi, Ahmed Barhoum, Mazhar S. Al Zoubi, Dinesh Kumar Chellappan, Vijay Mishra, Nitin B. Charbe, Harish Dureja, Gaurav Gupta, Parteek Prasher, Kamal Dua, Murtaza M. Tambuwala

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Over the last few decades of research, the development of bionanotechnology was fueled by the need for a new type of nanomaterials with properties that are unmatchable with their counterpart synthetic nanoparticles. These characteristics include biodegradability, biocompatibility, and uneven shapes and formulations, with the ability to express current and novel properties that make biomaterials as the perfect nanoparticles for chemical and biological conjugations. Newly developed nanomaterials showed promising characteristics in medical, pharmaceutical, environmental, and energy applications. This chapter highlights different types of nature-inspired biosynthesized nanomaterials and their green synthesis methods, as well as some of their emerging applications, especially in the fields of nanomedicine, cosmetics, drug delivery, molecular imaging, and catalytic precursors. The chapter also covers different types of bionanomaterials (e.g., viruses, protein cages, and phages) and highlights their unique properties and potential applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Bionanomaterials
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780128241479
ISBN (Print)9780128241486
Publication statusPublished online - 28 Jan 2022

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  • nanocarrier
  • green synthesis
  • nanoparticle
  • Bacteriophages
  • Biodegradation
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biosynthesis
  • Green synthesis
  • Natural nanoparticles


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