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Green synthesis of Copper nanoparticles using Ctenolepis garcini (Burm.f.) C.B Clarke.

John Peter Paul, M Sakunthala


Copper nanoparticles, due to the excellent physical and chemical properties and low cost of preparation, have been of great interest in wide applications as heat transfer systems, antimicrobial materials, super strong materials, sensors and catalysts. The present study is a novel biological approach for the formation of copper nanoparticles using Ctenolepis garcinii (Burm.f.) C.B Clarke. Copper nitrate was made to reduce with aqueous solution of plant extract. UV-Visible spectrum showed the characteristic absorption peak of Cu nanoparticles. Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) and X-Ray diffraction (XRD) pattern revealed the formation of copper 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 67-82nm. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image also revealed that the particles are of spherical and granular nature.

Keywords: Antimicrobial, Copper Nanoparticles, Ctenolepis Garcinii, EDX, FTIR

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