MICROWAVE-ASSISTED GREEN SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES USING EXTRACT OF SPONDIAS PINNATA BARK
Keywords:Silver nanoparticle, microwave, optimization, Spondias, characterization, extract
Formation of silver nanoparticles with irradiation of microwaves using biological agents such as plant extracts is one of the eco-friendly green synthesis approaches which is economical in comparison with the physical and chemical methods. This study is focused at preparation of silver nanoparticles silver using Spondias pinnata bark extract by microwave irradiation and its comparison with aging method. Formation of silver nanoparticles was identified by observing the surface plasmon resonance absorption band peak at ~432 nm by UV-visible spectrophotometer. Optimization of the synthesis procedure was carried out using different amount of extract, concentration of substrate and microwave irradiation time and morphological features were characterised. A solution containing 8ml plant extract and 8 mM silver nitrate exposed to 90 sec microwave irradiation time was identified as optimised condition for the production of spherical shaped silver nanoparticles with a size of 34.52 nm which indicates that faster formation of silver nanoparticles compared to the aging method. Present research shows the importance of optimization of bio reduction conditions and the amount of reactants required for regulation of the morphology of silver nanoparticles as well as to obtain homogenous solution which is the main problem encountered in plant- mediated production of silver nanoparticles.
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