BIO-FABRICATION OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES USING CHRYSANTHEMUM CORONARIUM FLOWER EXTRACT AND ITâ€™S IN VITRO ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
Objective: In the present research work silver nanoparticles were synthesized using the flower extract of Chrysanthemum coronarium and their in-vitro antibacterial activity was evaluated against both the gram-positive S. aureus and gram-negative bacteria E. coli. The flower extract acted both as a reducing as well as a capping agent.
Methods: Silver nanoparticles were verified using various spectroanalytical techniques such as visible ultraviolet spectroscopy, zeta potential, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and particle size analyser. The antibacterial activity was evaluated against both the gram-positive bacteria S. aureus and gram-negative bacteria E. coli using the agar well diffusion method.
Results: The silver nanoparticles synthesized were confirmed by the visual colour change. The ultraviolet, visible spectroscopy showed a surface plasmon resonance at 430 nm. Zetapotential was found to be around-15.6mV where the negative value indicated that the synthesized silver nanoparticles are stable. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy showed the functional groups responsible for the stabilization of the nanoparticles. Particle size analyser showed that the size of the nanoparticles ranged from 5-50 nm. The antibacterial activity of the silver nanoparticles which was performed against S. aureus and E. coli showed good inhibition against both the bacteria. Better antibacterial activity was found for E. coli in comparison to S. aureus as the zone of inhibition for E. coli was found to be at 12 mm at 50ug/ml whereas the zone of inhibition against S. aureus was found to be at 10 mm.
Conclusion: The silver nanoparticles were successfully synthesized using a green approach and can be used as a potential resource for therapeutic purpose.
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