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Green Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Monodispersed Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized Using Lemon Extract

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posted on 08.10.2015 by P. Mosae Selvakumar, Churchil Angel Antonyraj, Revington Babu, Arun Dakhsinamurthy, N. Manikandan, A. Palanivel

A simple, environmentally benign green synthesis of silver nanoparticles was achieved using lemon fruit extract (Citrus lemon). The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized using UV-Vis spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. The predominantly spherical monodispersed 2–10 nm sized silver nanoparticles were obtained for the first time using lemon extract. The antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles was also explored. Lemon extract–mediated synthesis is cost efficient, eco-friendly and an easy alternative to conventional methods of silver nanoparticles synthesis.

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