GREEN SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF COPPER NANOPARTICLES SYNTHESIZED FROM LAWSONIA INERMIS LEAF EXTRACTAbstract
Plant diseases caused by microbial pathogen leads to severe economic loss. Attempt to synthesize nanoparticles for this purpose is an economical and effective means to control these pathogens. For this purpose, nanoparticles synthesized via biological means are not only a safer choice but also a big step towards conservation of the integrity of environmental elements. In the present investigation, a successful attempt has been made to synthesize and characterize copper nanoparticles biologically synthesized from Lawsonia inermis leaf extract by an eco-friendly method. Formation of copper nanoparticles is confirmed by UV–Vis absorption spectroscopy, shape, and size studies were carried out Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. TEM analysis revealed that copper nanoparticles were 2-5 nm in size and X-ray Diffraction studies confirmed the crystal structure of the nanoparticles. Functional groups and the chemical composition of associated molecules were studied by FTIR analysis. Further research involves the implementation of this research to control some plant diseases caused by pathogens that have developed resistance against present available bio-control agents.
K. Rathore *, D. Hada and K. Sharma
Microbial Research Laboratory, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
13 January 2020
06 May 2020
10 May 2020
01 January 2021