Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Cinnamomum zeylanicum Bark Extract and its Antioxidant Activity

Author(s): Munnaluri Gauthami, Nivedita Srinivasan, Neelam M. Goud, Kasilingam Boopalan, Kavitha Thirumurugan.

Journal Name: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia

Volume 5 , Issue 1 , 2015

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In this study, we report the synthesis of silver nanoparticles from cinnamon bark extract. The physical charactrization of these silver nanoparticles was verified using UV-visible spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and powder X-ray diffraction. Size distribution of nanoparticles was in the range of 30 to 150 nm. The zeta potential was -32 mV, indicating dispersion ability. Superoxide anion radical scavenging assay showed 82% activity for silver nanoparticles derived from cinnamon bark extract.

Keywords: Cinnamon, silver nanoparticle, SOD, UV-Vis, XRD, zeta potential

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2015
Page: [2 - 7]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/221068120501150728103209

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