EICHHORNIA MEDIATED COPPER OXIDE NANOPARTICLES: IN VITRO ANALYSIS OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY

  • P. Vanathi Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Karpagam University, Eachanari Post, Coimbatore 641021, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P. Rajiv Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Karpagam University, Eachanari Post, Coimbatore 641021, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Rajeshwari Sivaraj Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Karpagam University, Eachanari Post, Coimbatore 641021, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Objective: The present investigation determines the biological synthesis and characterization of Copper oxide nanoparticles from aqueous extract of Eichhornia crassipes and assessing its effects on antimicrobial activity against the pathogens.

Methods: In this method Eichhornia mediated copper oxide nanoparticles were synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, FESEM and EDX and also antimicrobial activity was determined using the well diffusion method.

Results: The antimicrobial activity of Eichhornia mediated copper oxide nanoparticles was tested against selective pathogens and maximum zone of inhibition was observed in S. aureus and A. flavus at 100 µg/ml concentration.

Conclusion: The green synthesized copper oxide nanoparticles have antimicrobial activity against selective microorganisms and it can be effectively used as a good antimicrobial agent.

 

Keywords: Copper oxide, Eichhornia, EDX (Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy), FESEM (Field emission scanning electron microscope), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Nanoparticles and Antimicrobial activity

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Vanathi, P., P. Rajiv, and R. Sivaraj. “EICHHORNIA MEDIATED COPPER OXIDE NANOPARTICLES: IN VITRO ANALYSIS OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 11, Aug. 2015, pp. 422-4, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/8146.
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