Back to Browse Journals » International Journal of Nanomedicine » Volume 7

Green biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Curcuma longa tuber powder

Authors Shameli K, Ahmad MB, Zamanian A, Sangpour P, Shabanzadeh P, Abdollahi Y, Zargar M

Published Date October 2012 Volume 2012:7 Pages 5603—5610

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S36786

Received 6 August 2012, Accepted 9 September 2012, Published 25 October 2012

Kamyar Shameli,1,2 Mansor Bin Ahmad,1 Ali Zamanian,2 Parvanh Sangpour,2 Parvaneh Shabanzadeh,3 Yadollah Abdollahi,4 Mohsen Zargar5

1Department of Chemistry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Materials and Energy Research Center, Karaj, Iran; 3Department of Mathematics, 4Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; 5Department of Biology, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran

Abstract: Green synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles is a vastly developing area of research. Metallic nanoparticles have received great attention from chemists, physicists, biologists, and engineers who wish to use them for the development of a new-generation of nanodevices. In this study, silver nanoparticles were biosynthesized from aqueous silver nitrate through a simple and eco-friendly route using Curcuma longa tuber-powder extracts, which acted as a reductant and stabilizer simultaneously. Characterizations of nanoparticles were done using different methods, which included ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. The ultraviolet-visible spectrum of the aqueous medium containing silver nanoparticles showed an absorption peak at around 415 nm. Transmission electron microscopy showed that mean diameter and standard deviation for the formation of silver nanoparticles was 6.30 ± 2.64 nm. Powder X-ray diffraction showed that the particles are crystalline in nature, with a face-centered cubic structure. The most needed outcome of this work will be the development of value-added products from C. longa for biomedical and nanotechnology-based industries.

Keywords: silver nanoparticles, Curcuma longa, biosynthesis, green synthesis, transmission electron microscopy

Download Article [PDF] View Full Text [HTML] 

Creative Commons License This work is published by Dove Medical Press Limited, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. The full terms of the License are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. Permissions beyond the scope of the License are administered by Dove Medical Press Limited. Information on how to request permission may be found at: http://www.dovepress.com/permissions.php

Other articles by this author:

Synthesis of talc/Fe3O4 magnetic nanocomposites using chemical co-precipitation method

Kalantari K, Bin Ahmad M, Shameli K, Khandanlou R

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2013, 8:1817-1823

Published Date: 15 May 2013

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in montmorillonite and their antibacterial behavior

Shameli K, Ahmad MB, Zargar M, Yunus WM, Rustaiyan A, Ibrahim NA

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2011, 6:581-590

Published Date: 25 March 2011

Fabrication of silver nanoparticles doped in the zeolite framework and antibacterial activity

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Mohsen Zargar, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2011, 6:331-341

Published Date: 10 February 2011

Synthesis and characterization of silver/montmorillonite/chitosan bionanocomposites by chemical reduction method and their antibacterial activity

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Mohsen Zargar, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2011, 6:271-284

Published Date: 27 January 2011

Synthesis of silver/montmorillonite nanocomposites using γ-irradiation

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2010, 5:1067-1077

Published Date: 1 December 2010

Green synthesis of silver/montmorillonite/chitosan bionanocomposites using the UV irradiation method and evaluation of antibacterial activity

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2010, 5:875-887

Published Date: 22 October 2010

Synthesis and characterization of silver/talc nanocomposites using the wet chemical reduction method

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Wan Zin Wan Yunus, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2010, 5:743-751

Published Date: 29 September 2010

Silver/poly (lactic acid) nanocomposites: preparation, characterization, and antibacterial activity

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2010, 5:573-579

Published Date: 6 August 2010

Readers of this article also read:

Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. extract and their application in clinical ultrasound gel

He Y, Du ZY, Lv HB, Jia QF, Tang ZK, Zheng X, Zhang K, Zhao FH

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2013, 8:1809-1815

Published Date: 7 May 2013

Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles mediated by Pulicaria glutinosa extract

Khan M, Khan M, Adil SF, Tahir MN, Tremel W, Alkhathlan HZ, Al-Warthan A, Siddiqui MRH

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2013, 8:1507-1516

Published Date: 17 April 2013

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by using tea leaf extract from Camellia Sinensis

Loo YY, Chieng BW, Nishibuchi M, Radu S

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012, 7:4263-4267

Published Date: 2 August 2012

Study on antibacterial alginate-stabilized copper nanoparticles by FT-IR and 2D-IR correlation spectroscopy

Díaz-Visurraga J, Daza C, Pozo C, Becerra A, von Plessing C, García A

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012, 7:3597-3612

Published Date: 11 July 2012

Egg white-mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles with excellent biocompatibility and enhanced radiation effects on cancer cells

Lu RQ, Yang DP, Cui DX, Wang ZY, Guo L

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012, 7:2101-2107

Published Date: 24 April 2012

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Dioscorea bulbifera tuber extract and evaluation of its synergistic potential in combination with antimicrobial agents

Ghosh S, Patil S, Ahire M, Kitture R, Kale S, Pardesi K, Cameotra SS, Bellare J, Dhavale DD, Jabgunde A, Chopade BA

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012, 7:483-496

Published Date: 1 February 2012

Memecylon edule leaf extract mediated green synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles

Elavazhagan T, Arunachalam KD

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2011, 6:1265-1278

Published Date: 21 June 2011

Fabrication of silver nanoparticles doped in the zeolite framework and antibacterial activity

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Mohsen Zargar, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2011, 6:331-341

Published Date: 10 February 2011

Silver/poly (lactic acid) nanocomposites: preparation, characterization, and antibacterial activity

Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus, et al

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2010, 5:573-579

Published Date: 6 August 2010