Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 2041–2056 | Cite as

Facile Aglaia elaeagnoidea Mediated Synthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles: Antioxidant and Catalysis Properties

  • G. Manjari
  • S. Saran
  • T. Arun
  • Suja P. Devipriya
  • A. Vijaya Bhaskara Rao
Original Paper

Abstract

A facile and green route for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles is of significant intriguing, as it provides simple, rapid, clean, nontoxic, easily available, energy-efficient, cost-effective fabrication method. We reported environmentally benign and unexplored plant Aglaia elaeagnoidea flower extract for the synthesis of spherical and crystalline silver (Ag) and gold (Au) nanoparticles with an excellent robustness against agglomeration. The resultant nanoparticles were characterized using UV–Vis spec., FTIR, XRD, FESEM, EDAX, and TEM techniques. The uniqueness of our method lies in fast synthesis (10 min for Ag NPs) and ultra rapid homogeneous and heterogeneous complete degradation of Methylene Blue and Congo Red within few seconds using the synthesized Ag and Au NPs as the catalyst, respectively. Whereas more than 90% conversion of 4-Nitrophenol to 4-Aminophenol within few minutes for homogenous and few seconds for heterogeneous method using Ag and Au NPs were obtained. Hence, the results of this study demonstrate the possible application of biosynthesized of Ag and Au NPs as nanocatalyst in waste water treatment.

Keywords

Green synthesis Aglaia elaeagnoidea Silver and gold nanoparticles Catalysis Antioxidant 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Pondicherry University for providing fellowship for the first two authors. We also thanks to Mr. V. Kiran Kumar, Ms. Savitha Veeraragavan and Bharathi for their continuous encouragement during the work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Manjari
    • 1
  • S. Saran
    • 1
  • T. Arun
    • 2
  • Suja P. Devipriya
    • 1
  • A. Vijaya Bhaskara Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Environmental SciencesPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsBhubaneswarIndia

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