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Title: A facile method for synthesis of biostabilized silver nanoparticles using Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms (water hyacinth)
Authors: Thombre, Rebecca
Chitnis, Atith
Kadam, Vedant
Bogawat, Yash
Colaco, Rochelle
Kale, Abhijeet
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity;Biostabilized;Silver nanoparticles;Water hyacinth
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms (water hyacinth) is an invasive free-floating perennial hydrophyte, which causes water pollution. It blocks ponds, rivers and water bodies obstructing water transport, irrigation and hydropower systems. It reduces biodiversity and provides favorable breading zones to disease-causing vectors. In the present study, aqueous extract of the E. crassipes plant was used for the biological synthesis of stabilized silver nanoparticles, which are used to have important applications in medicine, biopharmaceuticals, electronics and catalysis. The nanoparticles were characterized using UV-Vis spectrophotometry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field emission gun-Scanning electron microscopy (FEG-SEM), Energy dispersive analysis of X-rays (EDAX) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The nanoparticles demonstrated antimicrobial activity against selected Gram positive and negative bacteria.
Page(s): 337-341
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.13(3) [July 2014]

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