Catharanthus roseus: A natural source for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles

K. S. Mukunthan, E. K. Elumalai, Trupti N. Patel, V. Ramachandra Murty

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Abstract

Objective: To develop a simple rapid procedure for bioreduction of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using aqueous leaves extracts of Catharanthus roseus (C. roseus). Methods: Characterization were determined by using UV-Vis spectrophotometry, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray and X-ray diffraction. Results: SEM showed the formation of silver nanoparticles with an average size of 67 nm to 48 nm. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that the particles were crystalline in nature with face centered cubic geometry. Conclusions: C. roseus demonstrates strong potential for synthesis of silver nanoparticles by rapid reduction of silver ions (Ag+ to Ag0). This study provides evidence for developing large scale commercial production of value-added products for biomedical/nanotechnology-based industries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-274
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Silver
Nanoparticles
X-Ray Diffraction
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Scanning electron microscopy
Nanotechnology
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X ray diffraction analysis
Industry
X-Rays
Ions
Crystalline materials
X ray diffraction
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In: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2011, p. 270-274.

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