Cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.) speeds up the synthesis of silver nanoparticles

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Extensive work has been done to explore the potential promises of plant systems in the synthesis of metal nanoparticles.We report here a green approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles with a cocktail of biochemical constituents from cashew apple juice (Anacardium occidentale L.). We presume that the reduction potential of these constituents in the crude extract plays a vital role in the bioreduction of Ag+ to Ag0. This is a facile method for the production of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and has many advantages over other plant extracts. The synthesized AgNPs were further characterized using ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Green Nanotechnology: Biomedicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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