Biosynthesis Of Silver Nanoparticles Using Marine Microalgae Isochrysis sp.

Tevan, R. and Saravanan, Jayakumar and Nor Haledah, Ahmad Sahimi and Nur Farah Ain, Iqbal and Iffah, Zapri and Natanamurugaraj, Govindan and Mohd Hasbi, Ab. Rahim and J. A. Ichwan, Solachuddin and Gaanty Pragas, Maniam (2017) Biosynthesis Of Silver Nanoparticles Using Marine Microalgae Isochrysis sp. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology (JCEIB), 2. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0126-8139. (Published)

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Biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles has received a remarkable attention due to their eco-friendly and potential applications in pharmaceutical and medical fields. The searches for natural alternatives to replace biosynthetic nanoparticles have resulted in extensive studies of microalgal derived metal nanoparticles. Since there are very limited reports on Isochrysissp. in synthesising metal nanoparticles, a novel initiative was taken to induce an environmentally friendly and low cost technique to biosynthesise the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using marine microalgae, Isochrysis sp. Further, the synthesised silver nanoparticles were screened against human pathogen for antimicrobial effects. The characterisation of nanoparticles were confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). The results obtained from characterisations indicate that the AgNPs have an almost spherical shape with a various size of 98.1 to 193 nm. The synthesised nanoparticles exhibited outstanding antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: silver nanoparticles; nanoparticles; nanobiotechnology; Isochrysis
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 01:37
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 06:49
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