Author(s): Subramanian Arulkumar, Muthukumaran Sabesan
The process of development of reliable and eco - friendly metallic nanoparticles is an important step in the field of nanotechnology. To achieve this use of natural sources like biological systems becomes essential. Parkinson’s di s- ease is a degenerative neurological disorder that is prevalent throug h out the world. The plant Mucuna pruriens has been used as a nerve tonic for nervous system disorders including Parkinsonism. It contains high concentr a- tion of L - dopa in the seeds, so th at it has been studied for its possible use in Parkinson’s disease. In the present, work we have synthesized the gold nanoparticles using the plant extract Mucuna pruriens and have achieved ra p id formation of gold nanoparticles in a short duration. The nan oparticles were examined using UV - Visible Spectro s- copy, FT – IR, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and X - ray diffraction (XRD) spectrum of the gold nanopa r- ticles analyses. No toxic chemicals are needed for this preparation and also it is stable for s everal months. This is a good alternate for other methods.