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Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 25, Issue 34, pp 34247–34261 | Cite as

Silver and gold nanoparticles biosynthesized by aqueous extract of burdock root, Arctium lappa as antimicrobial agent and catalyst for degradation of pollutants

  • Thi Thanh-Ngan Nguyen
  • Thanh-Truc Vo
  • Bich Ngoc-Huong Nguyen
  • Dinh-Truong Nguyen
  • Van-Su Dang
  • Chi-Hien Dang
  • Thanh-Danh Nguyen
Research Article
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Abstract

This study presents an efficient and facile method for biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using aqueous extract of burdock root (BR), A. lappa, and their applications. The nanoparticles were characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray, thermogravimetry, and differential thermal analysis. AgNPs capped the BR extract (BR-AgNPs) possessed roughly spherical geometry with an average diameter of 21.3 nm while uneven geometry of AuNPs capped the BR extract (BR-AuNPs) showed multi shapes in average size of 24.7 nm. The BR-AgNPs strongly inhibited five tested microorganism strains. In particular, the nanoparticles showed excellent catalytic activity for the conversion of pollutants within wastewater. Pseudo-first-order rate constants for the degradation of 4-nitrophenol, methyl orange, and rhodamine B were respectively found 6.77 × 10−3, 3.70 × 10−3, and 6.07 × 10−3 s−1 for BR-AgNPs and 6.87 × 10−3, 6.07 × 10−3, and 7.07 × 10−3 s−1 for BR-AuNPs.

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Keywords

Nanoparticles Degradation Pollutants Arctium lappa Antimicrobial Catalyst 

Notes

Funding information

This project was funded by Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) (No. ĐLTE00.04/18-19).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Research and DevelopmentDuy Tan UniversityDa Nang CityVietnam
  2. 2.Institute of Chemical TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  3. 3.Graduate University of Science and TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam
  4. 4.School of BiotechnologyTan Tao UniversityLong An ProvinceVietnam
  5. 5.Department of Chemical TechnologyHo Chi Minh City University of Food IndustryHo Chi MinhVietnam

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