A BIOGENIC APPROACH FOR THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE NANOPARTICLES PRODUCED BY TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA


L. F. A. Anand Raj, Jayalakshmy E

Abstract


Objective: The study mainly focuses on the preparation and characterization of Zinc oxide nanoparticles using an aqueous stem extract of Tinospora cordifolia.

Methods: Zinc Oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by a biological method using the stem extract of Tinospora cordifolia using Zinc acetate dehydrate in the presence of Sodium hydroxide. The synthesized Zinc Oxide nanoparticles were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).

Results: SEM results reveal that the shape of Zinc oxide nanoparticles was spherical and the average size ranges from 37-42 nm. EDX analysis provides the elemental composition of Zinc and oxygen present in the ZnO nanoparticles. The weight percentage of Zinc, oxygen and carbon was found to be 62.45, 28.82 and 7.51 respectively. Chemical bond formations were confirmed by using FTIR analysis.

Conclusion: Thus the study suggests that Tinospora cordifolia can be used for the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles in a simple, cost effective and an eco friendly way. It can also serve as an alternative to conventional chemical method.

 


Keywords


emical method. Keywords: Zinc Oxide, Nanoparticles, Tinospora cordifolia, Green synthesis, SEM.

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Title

A BIOGENIC APPROACH FOR THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE NANOPARTICLES PRODUCED BY TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA

Keywords

emical method. Keywords: Zinc Oxide, Nanoparticles, Tinospora cordifolia, Green synthesis, SEM.

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26-06-2015

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International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 7, Issue 8, 2015 Page: 384-386

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0975-1491

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L. F. A. Anand Raj
Department of Biotechnology. St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, OMR, Chennai, India
India

Jayalakshmy E
Department of Biotechnology. St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, OMR, Chennai, India
India


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