Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 177, Issue 1, pp 148–161 | Cite as

Antioxidant Potential and Toxicity Study of the Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized by Microwave-Mediated Synthesis

  • Siba Soren
  • Soumya Ranjan Jena
  • Luna Samanta
  • Purnendu ParhiEmail author


Monodispersed cerium oxide nanoparticle has been synthesized by microwave-mediated hydrothermal as well as microwave-mediated solvothermal synthesis. X-ray diffraction (XRD) data shows that the synthesized particles are single phase. SEM and TEM analysis suggest that particle synthesized by microwave-mediated solvothermal method are less agglomerated. In vitro toxicology study of the synthesized nanoceria particles has shown good free radical scavenging activity for NO and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical assayed except superoxide radical within a concentration range of 25 to 75 ng ml−1. Nanoceria particle also showed inhibition of Fe-ascorbate-induced lipid peroxidation (LPx) in chick liver mitochondrial fractions. Solvothermally synthesized nanoceria showed better protection against Fe-ascorbate-induced LPx than the hydrothermal one while the hydrothermally synthesized nanoceria showed better DPPH and NO scavenging activity. The ceria nanoparticles also prevented Fe-ascorbate-H2O2-induced carbonylation of bovine serum albumin in a dose-dependent manner. At higher concentration, i.e., 100 ng ml−1, the synthesized nanoparticles showed a reverse trend in all the parameters measured indicating its toxicity at higher doses.


Nanoparticle Cerium oxide Toxicology Microwave Free radical scavenging 



Purnendu Parhi acknowledges Department of Science and Technology (DST), project no. SR/FT/CS-91/2011 for funding. Siba Soren acknowledges Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, for fellowship. Author acknowledges the Department of Chemistry and Department of Zoology Ravenshaw University for support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siba Soren
    • 1
  • Soumya Ranjan Jena
    • 2
  • Luna Samanta
    • 2
  • Purnendu Parhi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryRavenshaw UniversityCuttackIndia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyRavenshaw UniversityCuttackIndia

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