Image description

Published yearly: 

4 Issues


ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN: 2320-7817  (Print)



Dr. Santosh Pawar 




Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 661-666            |                 Available online, December 31, 2017

Copper Nanoparticles using Onion (Allium cepa) Extract and their Application in Plant Growth

Bhanushali Mansi P1,    Jaybhaye Sandesh V2  and Gutte Arun V3


1 Department of Biotechnology, Birla College of Arts Science and Commerce, Kalyan, Mumbai University, India

2 Department of Chemistry, Birla College of Arts Science and Commerce, Kalyan, Mumbai University, India

3Department of Regional Extension Education Centre, Ambajogai, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, India 

Received: 08. 11.2017   |     Accepted: 28.12.2017   |   Published : 31.12.2017

Rapidly expanding use of nanoparticles in every section of life necessitates finding their potential to increase food production to match with increasing population. This study was conducted in NTRC (Nano Technology Research Centre) lab to determine the potential of copper nanoparticles (Cu-NPs) for enhancing growth of wheat.  Cu-NPs were prepared from onion extract. Their characterization carried out. (UV-VIS Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive x-ray Spectroscopy). In pots Cu-NPs of (15, 25, 35, 45and 55 ppm) concentration significantly increased growth of wheat as compared with control. However, 35ppm Cu-NPs treated pot produced significantly higher root length; shoot length, germination percentage, chlorophyll content, fresh weight, dry root weight. Results of this study reveal that Cu-NPs have the potential to enhance growth of wheat but their desired effect is depending on its concentration.


Keywords: Copper nanoparticles, Onion Extract, Plant Growth, SEM – EDS, UV-Visible spectroscopy.


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Bhanushali Mansi P, Jaybhaye Sandesh V  and Gutte Arun V (2017) Copper Nanoparticles using Onion (Allium cepa) Extract and their Application in Plant Growth; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 661-666. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2017 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



Abdul Hafeez, Abdul Razza, Tariq Mahmood, Hafiz Muhammad Jhanzab (2015)-Potential of copper nanoparticle to Increase Growth and Yield of Wheat, Journal of Nanoscience with Advanced Technology, 1(1).6-11

Josef JAMPÍLEK and Katarína KRÁĽOVÁ, ECOL CHEM ENG S, Application Of Nanotechnology In Agriculture  and Food Industry, Its Prospects And Risks, 22(3), 2015, 321-361

Melek Ekinci, Atilla Dursun, Ertan Yıldırım, Fazilet Parlakova, Acta Sci. Pol., Hortorum Cultus (2014) Effects of  nanotechnology  liquid   fertilizers  on  the  plant  growth  and  yield of  cucumber  (Cucumis sativus L.) ,13(3), 135-141.

Maria Derosa, Carlos Monreal, Morris Schnitzer, Ryan Walsh and Yasir Sultan February(2010),      Nanotechnology in fertilizers, Article in Nature Nanotechnology.

Naderi MR and A. Danesh-Shahraki (2013) Nanofertilizers and their roles in sustainable agriculture, International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences, Available online at IJACS 5-19, 2229-2232

Makarov VV, Taliansky ME and Kalinina NO (2014) Green Nanotechnologies: Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles Using Plants, Acta Naturae journal, vol 6.

Gopinath M and R.Subbaiya, M.Masilamani Selvam and D.Suresh (2014) Synthesis of copper nanoparticle from Nerium oleander Leaf aqueous extract, International journal of current microbiology & applied science vol 2.

Vasudev D. Kulkarni, Pramod S. Kulkarni, Green Synthesis of copper nanoparticle using Ocimum sanctum leaf Extract, International Journal of Chemical Studies, Volume 1 Issue 3, ISSN: 2321-4902

Gunalan S, Sivaraj R, Venckatesh R. Aloe barbadensis Miller (2012) green synthesis of monodisperse copper oxide nanoparticles: Optical properties Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Bimolecular Spectroscopy 97, 1140–1144.

 Ipsa Subhankari and PL Nayak (2013) Synthesis of Copper nanoparticles using Syzygium aromaticum (Cloves) Aqueous Extract by Using Green Chemistry, World Journal of Nano Science & Technology 2,

Jayalakshmi and A Yogamoorthi, oct (2014) Green synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles using aqueous extract of flowers of Cassia alata and particles characterization, International Journal of Nanomaterials and Bio structures.

Saranyaadevi K, Subha V, Ernest Ravindran RS, S. Renganathan, (2014)   Synthesis and Characterization of Cu-NPs using Capparis Zeylanica leaf Extract, International Journal of ChemTech Research, vol 6 issue 3

Rinkesh Kurkure, Sandesh Jaybhaye, Abhijeet Sangale, (2016), Synthesis of copper/copper oxide nanoparticles in ecofriendly and nontoxic manner from floral extract of Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Int. J. on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication (IJRITCC) Vol. 4 (4), 363-366. 






    Print ISSN : 2320-7817 

    Online ISSN:2320-964X


    46, Guruwandan, Jawahar Nagar, 

    VMV Road, Amravati- 444604

    Maharashtra, India.

    Tel  + 91- 9970559438  |   9420775527  

    Email: |