Structural characterization of silver nanoparticles phyto-mediated by a plant waste, seed hull of Vigna mungo and their biological applications

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Nanobiotechnology has rapidly become a critical facet of nanotechnology. The green synthesis of silver nanoparticles, making use of the hull of black gram (Vigna mungo), paves the way for a simple and eco-friendly utilization of a domestic waste to a product with antioxidant and anticoagulant activities. The emergence of silver nanoparticles was characterized by a variety of methods UV–visible spectrophotometry, scanning electron microscopy added to energy dispersive spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, particle size distribution and FT-IR spectroscopy analyses. A discrete band at 421 nm was obtained from UV–visible spectroscopy of the silver nanoparticle suspension. The extract sourced from the hull of black gram showed evidence of the presence of a variety of functional moieties of phytochemicals using FTIR spectroscopy. These were also deemed responsible for maintaining the stability of silver nanoparticles. SEM and EDAX techniques combined, proved that the zero-valent silver nanoparticles were lesser than 100 nm in size. The crystallinity of the nanoparticles was confirmed, as deduced by the (1 1 1) plane, from XRD analysis. The potential of the phytochemicals in maintaining the steadiness of nanoparticles was implied by the zeta potential value that stood at −30.3 mV. In the current study, we have endeavored to comprehend the antioxidant and anticoagulant nature of the green-synthesized benign silver nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-635
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Publication statusPublished - 05-11-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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