ASSESSMENT OF ANTI-BACTERIAL & ANTI-FUNGAL ACTIVITIES OF GREEN SYNTHESIZED SILVER NANOPARTICLES (AGNPS) FROM THE AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT OF CASSIA ALATA
Sidharth K.* and Dr. K. Narayanasamy
The ability of plants to accumulate and detoxify heavymetals is well proved. In nanotechnology nanoparticles research is an important aspect due to its numerable applications. The main challenge in the development of catalytic NPs is to prepare nanomaterial’s that are highly active, selective, stable, robust, and inexpensive. Among the metal nanoparticles, SNPs are considered to be of great importance because of their properties such as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, etc. Silver nanoparticles are nanoparticles of silver, i.e. silver particles of between 1 nm and 100 nm in size. Cassia alata (also known as Senna alata) is a shrub belonging to the fabaceae family, found in tropical areas. AgNPs synthesized from the aqueous leaf extract of Cassia alata, show significant anti-bacterial, anti-fungal activities.
Keywords: Green synthesis, Cassia alata, Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), Anti-microbial activities.
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