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Title: Biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Abelmoschus moschatus
Authors: Rane, Ruchita V
Meenakshi, K
Shah, Mansi
Georg, Indu A
Keywords: Abelmoschus moschatus;Antimicrobial activity;Bioreduction;Silver nanoparticles
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Abelmoschus moschatus Medik (Family: Malvaceae) is commercially valued for the ambrette oil obtained from its seeds. This plant source of musk is an economical, ethical substitute for animal musk and a healthier alternative. Supplementary uses of plant parts would enhance the economic value of the plant. Nanoparticles of gold, silver, iron and zinc have received a great deal of attention due to the altered properties of the constituent metal. In the present study, stable silver nanoparticles were biosynthesized using an aqueous extract of A. moschatus. The obtained silver nanoparticles were analyzed using UV-Vis spectrophotometry, Dynamic light scattering, Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles was also demonstrated against some Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.
Page(s): 342-346
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.13(3) [July 2014]

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