Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Green synthesis of Manganese nanoparticles using the aqueous extract of Ctenolepis garcini (Burm. f.) C.B Clarke
Author(s): J John Peter Paul, M Sakunthala, C Iniya Udhaya
Abstract: In the present report, a novel biological approach for the formation of Manganese nanoparticles using Ctenolepis garcinii (Burm.f.) C.B Clarke was described. Manganese was made to reduce with aqueous solution of plant extracts to form the manganese nanoparticles. UV-Visible spectrum showed the characteristic absorption peak of manganese nanoparticles at 415-417nm. Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) spectrum and X-Ray diffraction (XRD) pattern revealed the formation of manganese nanoparticles, while Energy Dispersive X-ray microanalysis spectroscopy (EDX) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) suggested the particles size and shape in the range of 57-69nm. SEM image also revealed the manganese particles are spherical and granular nature.