Gurpreet Kaur*, S. C. Sati1, M. Amin Mir2, Prashast Kumar Tripathi3
1Assistant professor of Chemistry, HNB Garhwal University Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India.
2Assistant professor of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Premnagar, Dehradun, India
3Ph.D. Scholar, HNB Garhwal University Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
HNB Garhwal University Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Objective: Metallic nanoparticles are usually synthesized by chemical methods which require toxic chemicals. The objective of present study was to prepare silver nanoparticles of Ficus palmata leaves extract and evaluated for antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Materials and methods: In this current research article we report the eco-friendly green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from leaf extract of Ficus palmata without using any external reducing or capping agent. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Vis Spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) techniques. Results: UV-Vis Spectroscopy studies showed the absorbance peak at 452 nm. The XRD patterns indicated the formation of crystalline silver nanoparticles having face-centered cubic geometry. The spherical nature and size of synthesized nanoparticles was further confirmed by TEM. Conclusion: The synthesized nanoparticles showed considerable antibacterial and antioxidant activities.
Keywords: Nanochemistry, Ficus palmata, antimicrobial, antioxidant