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Cashew Apple Juice (Anacardium occidentale L.) Speeds Up the Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles

Mukunthan, K S and Balaji, S (2012) Cashew Apple Juice (Anacardium occidentale L.) Speeds Up the Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles. International Journal of Green Nanotechnology, 4. pp. 71-79. ISSN 1943-0906

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Abstract

Extensive work has been done to explore the potential promises of plant systems in the synthesis of metal nanoparticles. We report here a green approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles with a cocktail of biochemical constituents from cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.). We presume that the reduction potential of these constituents in the crude extract plays a vital role in the bioreduction of Ag+ to Ag0. This is a facile method for the production of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and has many advantages over other plant extracts. The synthesized AgNPs were further characterized using ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Silver nanoparticles, Anacardium occidentale, ascorbic acid, tannic acid, nitrate reduc-tase
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2013 10:28
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2013 10:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79523

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