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Size and Shape Controlled Greener Synthesis of AgNPs Using Cissus quadrangularis Twig at Room Temperature

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This work is the first report on the biomimetic synthesize of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with the reduction of AgNO3 by Cissus quadrangularis weed plant. Cissus quadrangularis plant aqueous extract was used for the synthesis of AgNPs at room temperature. The size and shape of AgNPs synthesized were depending on the initial extraction temperature employed and the pH of the reaction medium. The synthesized AgNPs were corroborated by XRD and SEM with EDX analyses. The diffraction peaks in XRD were indexed to the face-centered cubic (fcc) phase of silver. The SEM images of AgNPs showed cubical shape for 60 C extraction and spherical shape for 100 C extraction. UV-Vis absorption spectra of synthesized silver nano colloidal solutions showed surface plasmon resonance (SPR) at wavelength of 438 for 60 C extraction and 474 nm for 100 C extraction. This procedure is expected to be a new pathway for greenchemical, low cost and shapecontrolled synthesis of AgNPs.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2012-06-01

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