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Title: Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoarticles from extract of Eucalyptus citriodora
Authors: Qureshi, MZ
Bashir, T
Khursheed, S
Ismail, T
Ayub, M
Reynolds, A
Hussain, G
Keywords: Capping agents;Eucalyptus citriodora;Nanotechnology;Scanning electron microscopy;Silver nanoparticles
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Asian Journal of Chemistry
Citation: Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 26 (4), pp. 1204 - 1206
Abstract: The primary motivation for the study to develop simple eco-friendly green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using leaf extract of Eucalyptus citriodora as reducing and capping agent. The green synthesis process was quite fast and silver nanoparticles were formed within 0.5 h. The synthesis of the particles was observed by UV-visible spectroscopy by noting increase in absorbance. Characterization of the particles was carried out by X-ray diffraction, FTIR and electron microscopy. The developed nanoparticles demonstrated that E. citriodora is good source of reducing agents. UV-visible absorption spectra of the reaction medium containing silver nanoparticles showed maximum absorbance at 460 nm. FTIR analysis confirmed reduction of Ag+ to Ag0 atom in silver nanoparticles. The XRD pattern revealed the crystalline structure of silver nanoparticles. The SEM analysis showed the size and shape of the nanoparticles. The method being green, fast, easy and cost effective can be recommended for large scale production of AgNPs for their use in food, medicine and materials.
ISSN: 0970-7077
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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