DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA LINN. BY GREEN SYNTHESISAbstract
Objective: Present research work describes an eco-friendly and quick method for the development of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) using Momordica charantia Linn. extract and silver nitrate solution. Our investigation reports the antimicrobial activity of developed nanoparticles against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli. Method: Silver nanoparticle developed by reduction of silver nitrate solution by Momordica charantia Linn. extract. Extract of Momordica charantia Linn. acts as a reducing agent. Ulta Violet Visible spectroscopy used as a confirmatory test for the development of silver nanoparticles. Result: The silver nanoparticles synthesized were confirmed by their change of color to dark brown due to the phenomenon of surface plasmon resonance. The characterization studied was done by UV-visible spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-Ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transmission infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and study antibacterial activity. FTIR gives information about functional groups present in the synthesized silver nanoparticles. X-ray diffraction studies indicate that developed silver nanoparticles are highly crystalline in nature. SEM of synthesized AgNP shows that particles are spherical in shape and uniformly distributed. Synthesized AgNP shows good antibacterial activity against clinically important pathogens Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli. Conclusion: The outcome of this research work suggests that green synthesized AgNP of Momordica charantia Linn. hold the promise of prominent antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli.