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Data from New College Advance Knowledge in Nanoparticles

May 20, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Nanoparticles is now available. According to news reporting originating from Tamil Nadu, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "There is an increasing commercial demand for nanoparticles due to their wide applicability in various areas. Metallic nanoparticles are traditionally synthesized by wet chemical techniques, where the chemicals used are quite often toxic and flammable."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from New College, "In this work, The extract of lemon peel was prepared and mixed with 1 mM AgNO3 solution.The bioreduction of Ag+ ion in solution was monitored using UV-visible spectrometer, FESEM and EDAX analysis. Skin scales were collected from patients with suspected dermatophytosis and the dermatophytes were isolated and identified. The AgNPs produced from lemon peels showed good activity against the isolated dermatophytes. The present research work emphasizes the use of lemon peels for the effective synthesize of AgNPs and could be used against the dermatophytes which are found to develop drug resistant towards broad-spectrum antibiotics. The biosynthesis of AgNPs using lemon peel extract is very simple and economic."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The use of environmentally benign and renewable plant material offers enormous benefits of eco-friendliness."

For more information on this research see: Lemon peels mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its antidermatophytic activity. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2014;124():194-198. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England (see also Nanoparticles).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.N. Nisha, New College, PG Dept. of Biotechnol, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Additional authors for this research include O.S. Aysha, J.S.N. Rahaman, P.V. Kumar, S. Valli, P. Nirmala and A. Reena.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Tamil Nadu, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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