Research Articles

2018  |  Vol: 4(2)  |  Issue: 4(March-April)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2018.4.2.15
Synthesis of Silver nanoparticles using Ficus palmata leaves extract: Characterization and evaluation for its Antimicrobial and Antioxidant activities

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

*Corresponding author

Gurpreet Kaur

HNB Garhwal University Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract                                                                                         

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

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