ENHANCED MECHANISM OF METAL NANOPARTICLES USING SYZYGIUM CUMINI AS A POTENTIAL SYNTHESIZER AND ITS INHIBITORY EFFECTAbstract
In recent years metallic nanoparticles, represent one of the most comprehensively studied materials because of their application in biology The synthesis of silver nanoparticles using biological entities has received immense attention in the area of research. Medicinal plants have attracted interest over antibiotics due to a rapid increase in the rate of infections, development of antibiotic resistance in microorganisms and side effects of antibiotics. In the present study biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles was performed using Syzygium cumini. Spectrochemical studies indicate the surface plasmon resonance band and the presence of a capping agent responsible for the synthesis of AgNPs. The results revealed that S. cumini along with synthesized AgNP found to possess microbicidal effect. 400 µl of synthesized AgNP was found to be resistant against Bacillus sp. (23 mm), followed by S. epidermis and A. niger (22.5 mm). HPLC chromatogram reveals the presence of flavonoids such as quercetin and myricetin responsible for bioassay.
R. Anburaj * and V. Jothiprakasam
Department of Microbiology, MIET Arts and Science College, Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
09 July 2018
29 October 2018
14 February 2019
01 March 2019