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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Biomedicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering
- Pharmaceutical Science