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Biomimetic synthesis of silver nanoparticles using flower extract of Bauhinia purpurea and its antibacterial activity against clinical pathogens
- Chinnappan, Sudhakar, Kandasamy, Selvam, Arumugam, Sengottaiyan, Seralathan, Kamala-Kannan, Thangaswamy, Selvankumar, Muthusamy, Govarthanan
- Environmental science and pollution research international 2018 v.25 no.1 pp. 963-969
- Bauhinia purpurea, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Klebsiella, Staphylococcus, X-ray diffraction, antibacterial properties, biomimetic synthesis, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, flowers, nanosilver, pathogens, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy
- In the present study, we have reported an eco-friendly, rapid, and simple method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Bauhinia purpurea flower extract as non-toxic bioreducing agent. The formation of AgNPs was confirmed by UV–visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (SEM–EDS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The synthesized AgNPs were spherical in shape with an average size of 20 nm. Furthermore, the antibacterial activities of the synthesized AgNPs (2–10 mM) against clinical pathogens, Klebsiella sp. and Staphylococcus sp., were evaluated under in vitro conditions.