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Researchers at Bhabha Atomic Research Center Target Nanoparticles (Biosynthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of silver nanoparticles...

July 15, 2014



Researchers at Bhabha Atomic Research Center Target Nanoparticles (Biosynthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of silver nanoparticles using pods extract of Acacia auriculiformis)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Nanoparticles. According to news reporting from Maharashtra, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The present study reports an environmental friendly method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) using an aqueous extract of Acacia auriculiformis that acts as reducing agent as well as capping agent. The obtained NPs were characterized by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and showed a sharp surface plasmon absorption band at similar to 400 nm."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Bhabha Atomic Research Center, "Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) showed nanoparticles were capped with plant compounds. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that the particles were spherical in nature with diameter ranging from 20 to 150 nm depending on the pH of the solution."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The as-synthesized Ag NPs showed antibacterial activity against both Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria with more efficacy against Gram negative bacteria."

For more information on this research see: Biosynthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of silver nanoparticles using pods extract of Acacia auriculiformis. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2014;129():121-124. 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).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Nalawade, Bhabha Atom Res Center, Nucl Agr & Biotechnol Div, Bombay 400085, Maharashtra, India. Additional authors for this research include P. Mukherjee and S. Kapoor.

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

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