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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 659-664      |                 Available online, April 28, 2018

Effect of Diverse Factors on Green Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles

  

P. Naga Padma*, S. Chaitanya Kumari  and  Syed Thanveer Banu 

 

 

Department of Microbiology, Bhavan’s Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities and Commerce, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad-94, Telangana State, India.

*Corresponding Author:  naga_padmathota@yahoo.com   

   

Received :18.03.2018   |    Accepted : 18.04.2018  |    Published : 28.04.2018

Metallic nanoparticles like those of copper, silver and gold are of great interest both due to their excellent physical, chemical properties and antibacterial property. The conventional non biological methods for their synthesis are not eco-friendly as they involve use of toxic reagents and also produce harmful by-products. To overcome these limitations, green synthesis of metal nanoparticles was developed and gained research focus as these have significant biomedical applications. Copper nanoparticles due to their interesting properties, low cost preparation and many potential applications in electronics, medical and pharma fields have attracted a lot of interest in recent years. The present study focused on various factors that influenced green synthesis of preferably copper nanoparticles using copper sulphate solution and different plant extracts of Punica granatum.  The influencing factors studied were over a range like molarity of copper sulphate solution from 1 mM-20mM, incubation time 0-2 hrs, temperature 250C-550C, pH 5-11 respectively. The study is significant as standardization of factors for green synthesis of copper nanoparticles can facilitate their bulk synthesis commercially. These copper nanoparticles can be used as antimicrobial agents and help to combat the fast growing drug resistance.

 

Keywords:  Green synthesis, Copper nanoparticles, pH, Temperature, Plant extracts.

 

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Naga Padma P, S Chaitanya Kumari  and  Syed Thanveer Banu (2018) Effect of Diverse Factors on Green Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 659-664. 

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Acknowledgement

The authors (S. Chaitanya Kumari, Syed Thanveer Banu and Dr P.Naga Padma) are grateful to the management of BVB Bhavan’s Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities and Commerce for their encouragement to carry out this work.

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

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Copyright: © 2018 | 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.

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