Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Silver mediated Nanoparticles using the Leaf extracts of Cipadessa baccifera (Roth) Miq.

Thiraviam Leon Stephan Raj

Abstract


Nanotechnology is one of the emerging fields of the scientific world. Various physical and chemical methods have been formulated for the synthesis of nanoparticles of desired shape and size. These methods are not eco friendly and economically feasible. In the present study, rapid, simple, eco-friendly approach was applied for synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Cipadessa baccifera aqueous leaf extract. The phytosynthesized nanoparticles were characterized by FT-IR, X-RD and SEM analyses. FT- IR used to study the functional group present in the nanoparticles. X-ray diffraction was used to confirm the crystalline nature of the particles. The morphology and crystalline phase of the nanoparticles were determined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results suggested that protocol is simple, rapid, one step, eco-friendly, non-toxic and alternative conventional physical/chemical methods. The formation of brown color at room temperature within a stipulated time takes place without the involvement of any hazardous chemicals. 

 


Keywords


Green synthesis, Cipadessa baccifera, Silver nanoparticles, Aqueous extract

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