Biosynthesis Of Silver Nanoparticles Using Murraya Koenigii (Curry Leaf): An Investigation On The Effect Of Broth Concentration In Reduction Mechanism And Particle Size
Laura Christensen, Singaravelu Vivekanandhan, Manjusri Misra, Amar Kumar Mohanty
Volume 2, Issue 6, Page 429-434, Year 2011 | DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2011.4256
Keywords: Silver nanoparticles; biosynthesis; murraya koenigii; leaf extract
Biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Murraya koenigii leaf extract was investigated and the effect of broth concentration in reduction mechanism and particle size is reported. The rapid reduction of silver (Ag+) ions was monitored using UV-visible spectrophotometry and showed formation of silver nanoparticles within 15 minutes. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis showed that the synthesized silver nanoparticle are varied from 10-25 nm and have the spherical shape. Further the XRD analysis confirms the nanocrystalline phase of silver with FCC crystal structure. From this study, it was found that the increasing broth concentration increases the rate of reduction and decreases the particle size. Copyright © 2011 VBRI press.