Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles Using Dried Fruit Peel Extract

  • Clyve Yu Leon Yaow
  • Ian Ee En Sim
  • Feldman Kuan Ming Lee
  • Doreen Wei Ying Yong
  • Wee Shong ChinEmail author
Conference paper


Nanoparticles have been one of the leading topics in research due to their excellent catalytic properties and various applications. In this project, green synthesis of Manganese (III) Oxide (Mn2O3) and Silver (Ag) nanoparticles using beetroot peel extracts has been successful in achieving a more environmentally friendly method of production. The synthesized Ag and Mn2O3 nanoparticles were 17.0 ± 4.3 nm and 203.8 ± 61.1 nm respectively. UV-vis and X-ray Diffraction have confirmed the identities of the Ag and Mn2O3 nanoparticles respectively. Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy and a series of phytochemical tests were also conducted to determine the classes of chemicals involved in the synthesis method. Compared with traditional chemical methods, the synthesized Ag and Mn2O3 nanoparticles showed comparable characteristics and catalytic properties in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol and degradation of methylene blue solution respectively.


Nanoparticles Green synthesis Beetroot peel Silver Manganese (III) oxide 



FKM Lee, IEE Sim and CYL Yaow would like to acknowledge Ms Doreen Yong for her guidance and support throughout the research journey.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clyve Yu Leon Yaow
    • 1
  • Ian Ee En Sim
    • 1
  • Feldman Kuan Ming Lee
    • 1
  • Doreen Wei Ying Yong
    • 2
  • Wee Shong Chin
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.NUS High School of Mathematics and ScienceSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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