Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) OIL MEDIATED SILVER NANOPARTICLE SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERISATION AND ITS ANTIMICROBIAL ASSESSMENT

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M. CHRISTINA PAULINE
R. SANGEETHA
M. MANIKANDAN
PREMRAJ LOGANATHAN
J. M. V. KALAIARASI

Abstract

Nanotechnology is significantly influencing science and economy in 21st century. Especially, plant mediated synthesis of nanoparticle is a green approach that interconnects nanotechnology and plant biotechnology. Whereby, Silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by a biological procedure, where, the procured essential oil of Nutmeg was used as a capper and reductant agent. Characterisation of the Nutmeg NPs was carried out using UV -visible spectroscopy, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FT -IR), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). These NPs were utilized as an effective anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent in different range. Moreover, the isolation and recovery of Nutmeg NPs was efficient and cost effective.

Keywords:
Essential oil, nutmeg- Myristica fragrans, Ag NPs, characterization, antibacterial and antifungal.

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PAULINE, M. C., SANGEETHA, R., MANIKANDAN, M., LOGANATHAN, P., & KALAIARASI, J. M. V. (2019). Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) OIL MEDIATED SILVER NANOPARTICLE SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERISATION AND ITS ANTIMICROBIAL ASSESSMENT. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 40(2), 54–59. Retrieved from http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/1426
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