MICROWAVE-ASSISTED RAPID GREEN SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES USING SARACA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT AND THEIR ANTIBACTERIAL POTENTIALAbstract
The present study reports an environmentally friendly, microwave-assisted rapid green synthetic method using Saraca indica leaf extract makes a fast and convenient method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles and can reduce most of the silver ions into silver nanoparticles within 180 sec of reaction time with the aid of microwave. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using UV-visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometer, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectrometry. The nanoparticles were found to be spherical in shape and of 5 to 50 nm in size. The synthesized silver nanoparticles exhibited good antibacterial potential against both Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial strain as measured using well diffusion assay.
Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, 201301, Uttar Pradesh, India
14 June, 2013
22 August, 2013
01 September, 2013