Cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.) speeds up the synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Extensive work has been done to explore the potential promises of plant systems in the synthesis of metal nanoparticles.We report here a green approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles with a cocktail of biochemical constituents from cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.). We presume that the reduction potential of these constituents in the crude extract plays a vital role in the bioreduction of Ag+ to Ag0. This is a facile method for the production of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and has many advantages over other plant extracts. The synthesized AgNPs were further characterized using ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Biomedicine
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Fingerprint

Anacardium
Malus
Silver
Nanoparticles
Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry
Plant extracts
Metal Nanoparticles
X-Ray Emission Spectrometry
Metal nanoparticles
Plant Extracts
Spectrophotometry
Complex Mixtures
X-Ray Diffraction
Electron Scanning Microscopy
Energy dispersive spectroscopy
X ray diffraction
Scanning electron microscopy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science

Cite this

@article{7b8b0554d0324b0781866aa004c34a54,
title = "Cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.) speeds up the synthesis of silver nanoparticles",
abstract = "Extensive work has been done to explore the potential promises of plant systems in the synthesis of metal nanoparticles.We report here a green approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles with a cocktail of biochemical constituents from cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.). We presume that the reduction potential of these constituents in the crude extract plays a vital role in the bioreduction of Ag+ to Ag0. This is a facile method for the production of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and has many advantages over other plant extracts. The synthesized AgNPs were further characterized using ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods.",
author = "Mukunthan, {K. S.} and S. Balaji",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1080/19430892.2012.676900",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "71--79",
journal = "International Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Physics and Chemistry",
issn = "1943-085X",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.) speeds up the synthesis of silver nanoparticles

AU - Mukunthan, K. S.

AU - Balaji, S.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Extensive work has been done to explore the potential promises of plant systems in the synthesis of metal nanoparticles.We report here a green approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles with a cocktail of biochemical constituents from cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.). We presume that the reduction potential of these constituents in the crude extract plays a vital role in the bioreduction of Ag+ to Ag0. This is a facile method for the production of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and has many advantages over other plant extracts. The synthesized AgNPs were further characterized using ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods.

AB - Extensive work has been done to explore the potential promises of plant systems in the synthesis of metal nanoparticles.We report here a green approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles with a cocktail of biochemical constituents from cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.). We presume that the reduction potential of these constituents in the crude extract plays a vital role in the bioreduction of Ag+ to Ag0. This is a facile method for the production of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and has many advantages over other plant extracts. The synthesized AgNPs were further characterized using ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84873723612&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84873723612&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/19430892.2012.676900

DO - 10.1080/19430892.2012.676900

M3 - Article

VL - 4

SP - 71

EP - 79

JO - International Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Physics and Chemistry

JF - International Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Physics and Chemistry

SN - 1943-085X

IS - 2

ER -