Antimicrobial activity and characterization of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles from Anisochilus carnosus

Document Type: Reasearch Paper

Authors

1 PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science, Sholinganallur, Chennai-600119. Tamilnadu, India.

2 Biotechnology, Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science, Sholinganallur, Chennai-600119. Tamilnadu, India.

10.7508/ijnd.2012.04.001

Abstract

Silver nanoparticles with size of 6- 57nm were synthesized by bioreduction method from Anisochilus carnosus aqueous and ethanolic extract. Biosynthesized nanoparticles showed maximum antimicrobial activity against K. pneumonia (13±1.67mm), E.coli (13±1.97mm) and B. subtilis (13±1.07mm) followed by P. aeruginosa and minimum against S. aureus. The quantitative formation, characteristics and impurities of silver nanoparticles were studied using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, EDX spectrum, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis. Based on this investigation these silver nanoparticles may be used in effluent treatment process for reducing the microbial load.

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