Demand for copper oxide nanoparticles
Demand for copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) has grown tremendously, driven by penetration in electrical engineering and electronics, paints and coatings, semiconductors, energy storage, catalysts, and other fields. Nano-copper oxide is a widely used material that improves end-product performance due to its exceptional physicochemical properties. In addition, CuO NPs have shown their potential in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, such as antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, and drug delivery agents. Moreover, they can be used as cleansing agents for heavy metals from wastewater. The application of CuO NPs to soils as fertilizers, fungicides, or pesticides, has been proposed to improve the sustainability of agriculture. Copper (Cu) is a trace element that is essential for a variety of biological processes. It is required for energy transformation; iron metabolism; the production of hemoglobin, melanin, myelin, collagen, and elastin; the synthesis of hormones; and defense against oxidative damage. However, Cu can be toxic when present in excess, and it is associated with the pathogenesis of several diseases. The expanding production and use of CuO NPs have raised concerns about the potential for undesirable human health and environmental effects. Inhalation is the main route of entry of NPs into the body. CuO NPs are prone to diffusion in the ambient air as aerosols and are retained in the lungs long after inhalation. NPs interact with the lung epithelium leading to inflammation. As the size of NPs decreases, the disposition rate of NPs in the lungs significantly increases. The NPs are transported from the lungs to other body regions through the blood circulatory system, accumulating in the various body organs and causing toxic effects at the different sites. If you are looking for high quality, high purity, and cost-effective copper oxide, or if you require the latest price of copper oxide, please feel free to email contact mis-asia.