The present contribution reports the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) using aqueous leaf and root extracts of Petroselinum crispum (parsley) and characterization of as-prepared samples. ZnO NPs are subjected to X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies. The XRD studies reveal a hexagonal wurtzite structure without supplementary diffraction lines for all ZnO samples. TEM analysis shows that the particle size is influenced by the type of plant extract. The EPR spectra indicate the presence of Mn2+ ions in ZnO sample synthesized using P. crispum leaf extract, while zinc vacancy complexes and oxygen vacancies are evidenced in all analyzed samples. ZnO NPs synthesized using P. crispum extracts exhibit increased (2-16 times) antibacterial activity as compared to chemically synthesized ZnO NPs.
Enhanced antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles synthesized using Petroselinum crispum extracts
Manuela Stan, Adriana Popa, Dana Toloman, Teofil-Danut Silipas, Dan Cristian Vodnar, Gabriel Katona; Enhanced antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles synthesized using Petroselinum crispum extracts. AIP Conf. Proc. 23 December 2015; 1700 (1): 060004. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4938454
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