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Biosynthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles Using Brimstone Leaf (Morinda Lucida)

Ajayi Adetola Abiola* & Ajayi Ismail Oluyinka, Volume 3 Issue 2, December 2022 Pages 210-217, Published: 2022-12-28


nanoparticles, which have numerous applications, is a function of nanoscience and nanotechnology. In addition to other nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have drawn a lot of attention because of their distinct characteristics. This research aimed to utilise a simple, economical, quick, and green strategy for the production of Morinda lucida silver nanoparticles (ML-AgNPs). The synthesis of ML-AgNP was assessed using colour change, UV spectrophotometry, and electron microscopy (scanning). The active (functional) components in the leaf extracts of the plant were evaluated using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. According to FT-IR, the extract contained many active biochemical components that were accountable for the reduction of silver salt to nanoparticles, and SEM analysis also revealed that the produced nanoparticles shape is spherical and particle size was less than 50 nm, which was also confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy to be highly made up of Ag, with excellent visual peaks around 3 keV. The findings demonstrate that these ML-AgNPs can be used effectively in a variety of applications, including therapeutics and farming