MORINDA TINCTORIA FRUIT ASSISTED BIOSYNTHESIS OF

Authors

  • R.KIRUBHA
  • G.ALAGUMUTHU

Abstract

             Objective: To develop a reliable, eco-friendly and easy process for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using fruit extracts of medicinal plant ‘Morinda Tinctoria' and evaluate its anti-microbial properties. Methods: The synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles was confirmed by UV–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.

 

KEYWORDS:

                            Nanoparticles; Morinda Tinctoria; TEM; Silver nanoparticle, Antibacterial activity;

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2013-10-01

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R.KIRUBHA, and G.ALAGUMUTHU. “MORINDA TINCTORIA FRUIT ASSISTED BIOSYNTHESIS OF”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 6, no. 4, Oct. 2013, pp. 60-64, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/487.

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