Development of plant extracts and innovative phytosynthesized nanostructured mixtures with phytotherapeutic applications in order to reduce biocenotic stress in horticultural crops
BIOHORTINOV – Component project 3
6PCCDI/2018 – PC3
In recent decades, there has been a high interest in the scientific field of nanotechnology to obtain and characterize nanometric architectures obtained by “green chemistry” methods, in order to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of substances dangerous to human health and the environment. Nanoparticles with different compositions, shapes, sizes and controlled polydispersity were developed and synthesized. Regardless of the techniques for obtaining the nanoparticles, toxic substances, organic solvents or toxic reducing agents are used. As an alternative, the phytosynthesis of nanomaterials is eco-friendly, easy to scale and less expensive. From this perspective, the project proposes an absolutely innovative and original approach for obtaining extracts and phytosynthesized nanometric architectures (mono and bimetallic nanoparticles) with practical applications in a field of special importance at national level: combating the main fungal diseases affecting vine and apple culture (two of the national cultures of special importance).
Contracting authority: Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)
Implementation period: 01/03/2018-30/06/2021
Total budget: 1.291.000 lei
Budget for the partner ICECHIM: 443.000 lei
Component project director: Dr. Chim. Radu Claudiu Fierăscu
The project proposes an original approach for obtaining extracts and phytosynthesized nanometric architectures with practical applications in combating the main fungal diseases that affect vine and apple cultures.
Elements of originality:
Development of modern strategies and protocols for obtaining plant extracts and nanostructured mixtures for target applications.
Obtaining and characterizing plant extracts and nanostructured mixtures; evaluation of the effect at laboratory level.
Large-scale experimentation of proposed solutions.
Development of technological sequences for the proposed solutions.