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International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IJBNN)

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International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (4 papers in press)

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  • Development of an antimicrobial starch-based polymer film embedded with silver nanoparticles by green synthesis from tea extract: a potential low cost wound dressing for rural population of developing countries   Order a copy of this article
    by Sambuddha Dinda, Anuradha Patil, Sumati Hogade, Abhishek Bansal 
    Abstract: Wound infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality as treatment of a large wound surface with prevention of infection is a major challenge. We have developed a simple method to fabricate a low-cost antimicrobial starch-based polymer film embedded with silver nanoparticles (Ag-NP) generated via green synthesis from tea extract with readily available ingredients. The fabricated Ag-NP were characterised by UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) (peak at 436 nm), transmission electron microscopy (diameter of 20.6
    Keywords: silver nanoparticle; green synthesis; green tea; starch-based polymer; antimicrobial effect.

  • A review on Azadirachta indica (Neem) plant mediated biosynthesis, characterisation and antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles   Order a copy of this article
    by Christian Ezeh, Chibuzor N. Eze, Marie U. E. Dibua, Stephen C. Emencheta 
    Abstract: The increasing propensity of microbial infection and increase in occurrence of pathogens resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents necessitate the quest to develop alternative antimicrobial agents. In this regard, nanoparticles technology has shown enormous potential. Research advances in the field of nanotechnology recently come with the fabrication of metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) with prominent antimicrobial action against multiple-resistant pathogens. Recently, the biological synthesis of MNPs using plant based products has garnered much attention because of its competitive benefits including: eco-friendliness, single step processing, benign, non-toxicity, and cost effectiveness. The different bioactive compounds present in the various parts of plant are responsible for the reduction of metallic ions to MNPs and the subsequent capping of the formed particles. Among all the MNPs, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are the most promising nano-product widely used in nanomedicine. The present review describes neem plant facilitated synthesis of silver nanoparticles, characterisation and its antimicrobial activity.
    Keywords: Azadirachta indica; silver nanoparticles; phytochemicals; characterisation; antimicrobial activity.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBNN.2023.10060076
  • Revolutionising agriculture through nanotechnology: a mini review of application and prospects   Order a copy of this article
    by Shreeya Das, Harsimran Kaur 
    Abstract: Nanotechnology has surfaced as a game changer in the field of agriculture, and its operation in the agrarian sector has created instigative new possibilities. As the world population continues to grow, it's essential to embrace new technologies like nanotechnology to meet the adding need for food, while contemporaneously guarding our environment and conserving the sustainability of agriculture. Nanomaterials offer innovative results to the challenges facing ultramodern agriculture by enhancing the crop yield, pest control, soil enhancement and post-harvest preservation. With these benefits, it's no wonder that nanotechnology is considered to be one of the most promising technologies for transubstantiating the way we produce food and manage our natural coffers. This review paper provides an overview of the operations and impacts of nanobiotechnology in agrarian sector. It also explores the implicit benefits associated with this arising field and the need for farther exploration in this area in association with artificial intelligence(AI).
    Keywords: agricultural revolution; nano-agrotechnology; nanomaterials; sustainable agriculture; artificial intelligence; internet of things.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBNN.2023.10061675
  • Structural properties of green synthesized ZnO nanocrystalline powder using Morinda citrifolia (Noni) fruit: effect of extract concentration variation   Order a copy of this article
    by Eric Kwabena Droepenu 
    Abstract: The current study developed an environmental friendly approach in the synthesis of nanocrystalline zinc oxide (ZnO) samples using fruit extracts of Morinda citrifolia (noni) as green reducing agents. It further investigated the influence of extract concentration variation in the green synthesis of noni-mediated ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) on their structural properties. UV-vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used as characterisation techniques in analysing the fabricated ZnO NPs. Strong optical absorption peaks of ZnO NPs were identified at 374.4, 365.4, and 361.8 nm for extract concentration ratios of 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 respectively. The XRD patterns revealed high and pure crystalline nature with crystallite average size of 18.47 nm. The morphology of the synthesised sampled revealed spherical shaped structures with average grain size decreased (9.06
    Keywords: Morinda citrifolia; cold maceration; green synthesis; nanocrystalline; morphology; lattice indices; agglomeration; crystallite size; lattice strain; dislocation density.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBNN.2024.10063609