Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18, pp. 4724-4728, 2019.
Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 18, p.4724-4728 (2019)
Url : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785319326434
Keywords : Antibacterial, Embelia ribes, green synthesis, Silver nanoparicle
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Arts and Sciences
Department : Chemistry
Year : 2019
Abstract : Silver nanoparticles are well known for their medicinal properties from time immemorial. Improving their potential applications demands a greener approach to synthesise them. Embelin, a bioactive molecule belonging to the Myrsinaceae family has gained considerable research interest over the past few years due to its diverse properties as anti-inflammatory, antitumour, analgesic and antimicrobial agent. Being an antioxidant, embelin is capable of reducing metal to metal nanoparticles. In this report, reduction of silver to silver nanoparticles has been carried out using embelin. The silver nanoparticles thus formed were characterised using absorption spectroscopy as well as TEM measurement. The synergic effect on the activity of the silver-embelin system is compared with pure embelin
Cite this Research Publication : M. Leema, Sreekumar, G., Akhil Sivan, and Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, “Synthesis of silver nanoparticles from a bioactive precursor”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 18, pp. 4724-4728, 2019.