Bacterial Exopolysaccharides as Reducing and/or Stabilizing Agents during Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles with Biomedical Applications

Escárcega González, Carlos Enrique y Garza Cervantes, Javier Alberto y Vázquez Rodríguez, Augusto y Morones Ramírez, José Rubén (2018) Bacterial Exopolysaccharides as Reducing and/or Stabilizing Agents during Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles with Biomedical Applications. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2018. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1687-9422

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Bacterial exopolysaccharides (EPSs) are biomolecules secreted in the extracellular space and have diverse biological functionalities, such as environmental protection, surface adherence, and cellular interactions. EPSs have been found to be biocompatible and eco-friendly, therefore making them suitable for applications in many areas of study and various industrial products. Recently, synthesis and stabilization of metal nanoparticles have been of interest because their usefulness for many biomedical applications, such as antimicrobials, anticancer drugs, antioxidants, drug delivery systems, chemical sensors, contrast agents, and as catalysts. In this context, bacterial EPSs have been explored as agents to aid in a greener production of a myriad of metal nanoparticles, since they have the ability to reduce metal ions to form nanoparticles and stabilize them acting as capping agents. In addition, by incorporating EPS to the metal nanoparticles, the EPS confers them biocompatibility. Thus, the present review describes the main bacterial EPS utilized in the synthesis and stabilization of metal nanoparticles, the mechanisms involved in this process, and the different applications of these nanoparticles, emphasizing in their biomedical applications.

Tipo de elemento: Article
Divisiones: Ciencias Químicas
Usuario depositante: Lic. Josimar Pulido
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CreadorEmailORCID
Escárcega González, Carlos EnriqueNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Garza Cervantes, Javier AlbertoNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Vázquez Rodríguez, AugustoNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Morones Ramírez, José RubénNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 01 Mayo 2020 16:43
Última modificación: 13 Mayo 2020 18:22
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/17413

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