Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4A Page No.: 1518-1522 April-June 2013

 

PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT : A POTENT SOURCE FOR SYNTHESIS OF BIONANOPARTICLE

 

Farooqui Maqdoom1, Hashmi Sabeen*2 and Shaikh Zarina 3

1. Department of Industrial Chemistry, Maulana Azad College, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria Campus, Aurangabad (INDIA)
2. Department of Biotechnology, Maulana Azad College, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria Campus, Aurangabad (INDIA)
3. Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad College, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria Campus, Aurangabad (INDIA)

 

Received on : December 07, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

The development of rapid and reliable processes for the synthesis of nano sized materials is of great importance in the field of nanotechnology. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using fruit extacts have been reported. There is an increasing commercial demand for nanoparticles due to their wide applicability in various areas such as electronics, catalysis, chemistry, energy and medicine. Metallic nanoparticles are traditionally synthesized by wet chemical techniques, where the chemicals used are quite often toxic and flammable. In this work, we describe a cost effective and environment friendly technique for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from 1mM AgNO3 solution through the extract of papaya fruit as reducing as well as capping agent. Nanoparticles were characterized using UV is Absorption Spectroscopy and FTIR. Further these biologically synthesized nanoparticles were found to be highly toxic against different multi drug resistant human pathogens

 

Keywords : Silver nanoparticles, Papaya extract, Antibacterial activities, UV-Vis Absorption Spectroscopy, FTIR

 

 

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