Bioactivity and Heavy Metal Removal Using Plant Gum Mediated Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles
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In this study, silver nanoparticles was synthesized by a simple and ecofriendly method using plant gums of Araucaria heterophylla, Azadirachta indica and Prosopis chilensis. The biosynthesised silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV–visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, Dynamic light scattering etc. Silver nanoparticles were tested for its antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Streptococcus sp. and anticancer activity against human breast cancer cell line (MCF 7) and also utilized for chromium removal. The particles were found to have antibacterial activity.
KeywordsAraucaria heterophylla Azadirachta indica Prosopis chilensis Silver nanoparticles Bioactivity Heavy metal removal
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The authors of this paper have no conflict of interest.
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