Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Apple Extract and Its Antibacterial Properties

Ali, Z.A. and Yahya, R. and Sekaran, S.D. and Puteh, R. (2016) Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Apple Extract and Its Antibacterial Properties. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2016. pp. 1-6. ISSN 1687-8434, DOI

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Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized using apple extract as a reducing agent and aqueous silver nitrate as the precursor. The AgNPs formation was observed as a color change of the mixture from colorless to dark-brownish. The X-ray diffraction pattern confirmed the presence of only Ag crystallites, and the dynamic light scattering estimates the average sizes of the AgNPs to be 30.25 ± 5.26 nm. Furthermore, Fourier Transform Infrared as well as UV-vis spectroscopy identifies ethylene groups as the reducing agent and capping agent for the formation of the AgNPs. This green synthesis provides an economic, eco-friendly, and clean synthesis route to AgNPs. AgNPs in suspension showed activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria with minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) to be in the range from 125 μg/mL to 1000 μg/mL.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya: IPPP (PG009-2014A), UMRG Program (RP019-14AFR), Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia: MyBrain PhD Programme Scholarship (KPM (B) 870713095185)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacteria; Ethylene; Fruits; Light scattering; Metal nanoparticles; Nanoparticles; Synthesis (chemical); Ultraviolet visible spectroscopy; X ray diffraction
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 04:08
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 04:08

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