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Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Aqueous Leaf Extract of Artabotrys odoratissimus R.Br.

Iniya Udhaya


In the present study silver nanoparticles were synthesized using the aqueous leaf extract of Artabotrys odoratissimus R.Br. as the reducing agent. The formation of silver nanoparticles was confirmed by colour change from light yellow to dark brownish red, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, FTIR, X-Ray Diffraction Method (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray microanalysis spectroscopy (EDS). The nanoparticles showed an absorbance at 475.5nm on UV-Visible spectroscopy. Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) and X-Ray diffraction (XRD) pattern revealed the formation of silver nanoparticles, which showed the bond formation and crystal nature. Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) suggested the presence, particles size and shape in the range of 29-68nm. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image also revealed that the particles are of spherical in nature.


Nanobiotechnology, Artabotrys odoratissimus, silver nanoparticles, FTIR, XRD, EDX, SEM.

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