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Green synthesis of Ag nanoparticles using Tamarind fruit extract for the antibacterial studies
Vijaya J.J, Kaviyarasu K, Kombaiah K, Ramalingam R.J, Munusamy M.A, Al-Lohedan H.A.,
Published in Elsevier BV
PMID: 28347958
Volume: 169
Pages: 178 - 185
In the present study, first time we report the microwave-assisted green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Tamarindus indica natural fruit extract. The plant extract plays a dual role of reducing and capping agent for the synthesis of AgNPs. The formation of spherical shape AgNPs is confirmed by XRD, HR-SEM, and HR-TEM. The presence of face-centered cubic (FCC) silver is confirmed by XRD studies and the average crystallite size of AgNPs is calculated to be around 6–8 nm. The average particle diameter is found to be around 10 nm, which is identified from HR-TEM images. The purity of AgNPs is confirmed by EDX analysis. The presence of sigmoid curve in UV–Visible absorption spectra suggests that the reaction has complicated kinetic features. To investigate the functional groups of the extract and their involvement in the reduction of AgNO3 to form AgNPs, FT-IR studies are carried out. The redox peaks are observed in cyclic voltammetry in the potential range of − 1.2 to + 1.2 V, due to the redox active components of the T. indica fruit extract. In photoluminescence spectroscopy, the excited and emission peaks were obtained at 432 nm and 487 nm, respectively. The as-prepared AgNPs showed good results towards antibacterial activities. Hence, the present approach is a facile, cost- effective, reproducible, eco-friendly, and green method. © 2017
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology
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