Document Type: Original Article

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1 Department of Chemistry, Ratnagiri Sub-Centre, University of Mumbai, P-61, MIDC-Mirjole, Ratnagiri 415639. M.S. India

2 Department of Chemistry, Shree Sadguru Gangageer Maharaj Science Gautam Arts & Sanjivani Commerce College, Kopargaon, Dist-Ahmednagar 423601, M.S. India

Abstract

Biosynthesized silver nanoparticle is a very expanding and useful area. The reductant material in the plant extracts (leaves and bark) of Carissa carandas can produce silver nanoparticles. The plant leaves and bark extract of Carissa caranadas act as reducing and capping agent. Conventionally, chemical reduction is the most frequently applied approach for preparation of metallic nanoparticles; however, it might be hazardous to environment. In the present work we report eco-friendly, cost effective, and green approach for the synthesis of AgNPs by using 0.02 M AgNO3 solution and plant extracts (leaves and bark) of Carissa caranadas as reducing and capping agent. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using UV-VIS spectrophotomer, XRD, FT-IR, FE-SEM, and ICP-AES analysis. The biosynthesized silver nanoparticles showed a comparable antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Aspergillus niger. Antimicrobial activity of the biosynthesized silver nanoparticles suggests their possible application in medical and pharmaceuticals industry.

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