MORINDA TINCTORIA FRUIT ASSISTED BIOSYNTHESIS OF
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Objective: To develop a reliable, eco-friendly and easy process for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using fruit extracts of medicinal plant â€˜Morinda Tinctoria' and evaluate its anti-microbial properties. Methods: The synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles was confirmed by UVâ€“Visible, FR-IR, SEM, TEM, CV techniques and Disc diffusion assay method was used to confirm the antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles. Results: UV-visible spectrum of the aqueous medium containing silver nanoparticles showed a peak around 420.25nm. FTIR analysis confirmed reduction of Ag+ ions to Ag0 ions in synthesized silver nanoparticles.The SEM and TEM analysis showed the particle size between 17-25nm, and spherical in structure.The silver nanoparticles have shown bactericidal effect against E.Coli, Staphylococus aureus, Bascillus cereus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Conclusions: The fruit extract of M.Tinctoria quickly reduces Ag+ to Ag0 and enhances synthesis of silver nanoparticles with anti-microbial activity.
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