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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 7
First page : ( 2757) Last page : ( 2760)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00509.7

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Carrot

Andal Perumal*, Tamilselvy S., Priyatharesini P. Indra

Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, Vels University, Pallavarm, Chennai-600117, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: andalprithu.sbs@velsuniv.ac.in

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

The green synthesis method has been widely used for the synthesis of metal NPs due to their environmentally friendly nature. A bioactive organic natural productsisolated from medicinal plantsexhibit many biological activity viz. antibacterial activity, anti-inflammatory activity, anticancer activity, anti-larvicidal activity etc. The organic natural products-AgNPs nanoconjugates provide an improved biological activity when compared to that of the natural product alone. In the present work,Beta-carotene is isolated from carrot by solvent extraction method. The isolated Beta-carotene is conjugated with the AgNPs by green synthetic method. The Beta-carotene acts as both antioxidant as well as capping agent in the green synthesis of AgNPs. The Beta-carotene-AgNPs nanoconjugates have been characterized by UV-Visible absorption spectral, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-Ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. The Beta-carotene-AgNPs nanoconjugates can be used for biological applications such as antibacterial activity, anti-inflammatory activity and antioxidant activity.

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Keywords

Nanoparticles (NPs), Graphene Oxide (Go), Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

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