The resurgence of interest on natural substances and their progressive affirmation in the market open doors for novel marketed products, with intrinsic original approaches. Evident examples are in the food supplements sector as well as in mix of synthetic drugs and natural substances, as novel drugs. A decisive key role will be played by technology and the capacity of throw novel opportunities out of the normal landscape. As in other fields, most of the future technology developments rely on nanotechnology. In this Commentary, after the discussion focused on the novel roles of natural products, we report the recent results in the application of nanotechnology in one of the most relevant challenge for mankind, consisting in the resurgence of important vector-borne diseases and emergence of new epidemic alerts. In particular, the green synthesis of nanopesticides is cheap and environmental friendly, since it does not require the employment of highly toxic chemicals or elevate energy inputs. In the conclusions, a brief agenda summarizing the challenges for nano-based pest control is outlined.
|Titolo:||Commentary: Making Green Pesticides Greener? The Potential of Plant Products for Nanosynthesis and Pest Control|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
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