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Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles from Ficusbenjamina (Fig Tree) and comparing AgNP's Synthesized by Cocktails of plant extracts

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 34-39, May,10 (2014)

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to synthesize and determine the characteristics of NPs synthesised from Ficus benjamina (fig tree). And also to compare as well as characterise the NP synthesized by different cocktails of plant extracts, hence discerning the best phenolic for NP synthesis. The method used in this paper is a basic extraction protocol of leaves followed by addition of different concentrations of silver nitrate solution to determine the concentration at which maximum amount of Silver (Ag) NPs are produced. The second part of the experiment is to analyze whether addition of polyphenols from other plant sources increased the efficiency of Ag NP production. The results show that Ficus benjamina is able to synthesise NPs and addition of polyphenols increases the efficiency of production; although characterisation through FTIR and SEM is yet to be done. In conclusion, as the absorbance values of the three different cocktails of polyphenols is similar, these different cocktails are equally good at improving the efficiency of production.

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