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Catalytic Degradation of Organic Dyes using Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles: A Green Approach

Bhakya S1, Muthukrishnan S2*, Sukumaran M1, Muthukumar M2, Senthil Kumar T3 and Rao MV2
1Research Department of zoology, Rajah Serfoji Govt. College (Autonomous), Thanjavur- 613 005, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620 024, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Industry University Collaboration, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024, Tamil Nadu, India
Corresponding Author : Muthukrishnan S
Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli-620 024, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received May 16, 2015; Accepted August 25, 2015; Published August 27, 2015
Citation: Bhakya S, Muthukrishnan S, Sukumaran M, Muthukumar M, Senthil Kumar T, et al. (2015) Catalytic Degradation of Organic Dyes using Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles: A Green Approach. J Bioremed Biodeg 6:312. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000312
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The scientific community is search in for new methods for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles. Green synthesis has now become a vast developing area of new research groups. Here we report a green method to the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using the different parts of Vishanika or Indian screw tree, an ayurvedic medicinal tree. This is nontoxic, eco-friendly and low cost method. The reduction and stabilization capability of the plant extracts of different parts are described. The size and structure of the silver can be characterized by varying the plant parts of the vishanika. The biosynthesized nanoparticles are characterized by using UV–VIS spectroscopy, TEM, XRD, DLS and FTIR. The size and extract dependent catalytic activity of the biosynthesized nanoparticles is established in the degradation of organic dyes.


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