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Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Plant (Fenugreek Seeds) Reducing Method and their Optical Properties

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Kota, Kota-324005 Rajasthan, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IVC-2015), Pages 47-52, (2015)


In this paper, we synthesied the spherical silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) of 50-90 nm size, using AgNO3 solution and the aqueous extract of Fenugreek plant seeds, which can act as a reducing, stablising and capping agent, at ambient condition. The formation of silver nanoparticles was confirmed by the XRD pattern and first excitonic peak of UV Vis. spectra that was supported by the change in colour of the solution (from colourless to dark pink). As synthesised Ag nanoparticles were characterized with the help of UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy analysis, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis.


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