American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Mediterranean Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Leaf Extract

Alireza Ebrahiminezhad, Saeed Taghizadeh and Younes Ghasemi

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2017.1.6

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 13, Issue 1

Pages 1-6

Abstract

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) retained vast applications in science and technology. Due to the vast application of these particles in various disciplines, there is an interest for synthesis of AgNPs in an environmentally friendly and economic manner. For the first time we were used Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) leaf aqueous extract for biosynthesis of AgNPs. Prepared particles were in various shapes and their diameters were ranging from 10 to 80 nm. TEM micrographs were shown that AgNPs are capped with a biologic matrix. FTIR analysis indicates hydrophilic functional groups in the capping matrix which can improve the stability of AgNPs.

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© 2017 Alireza Ebrahiminezhad, Saeed Taghizadeh and Younes Ghasemi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.