GREEN SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES(AgNPs) FROM THE AQUEOUS LEAF EXTRACT OF MUTINGIA CALABURA AND ITS CHARACTERIZATION STUDIES
Sruthy Mohan* and Dr. M. Thangavel
Nanotechnology is a field of science which deals with production, manipulation and use of materials ranging in nanometers. Nanoparticles have expressed significant advances owing to wide range of applications in the field of bio-medical, sensors, antimicrobials, catalysts, electronics, agricultural, bio-labeling and in other areas. Green synthesis of nanoparticles is a promising area, have prominent applications in the field of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. There are several methods used for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles. It includes both physiochemical and biological methods. The use of environmentally benign materials like plant leaf extract for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles offers number of benefits in both pharmaceuticals and biomedical fields.
Keywords: Nano technology, green synthesis, AgNPs, characterization studies.
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