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Green Synthesis of Magnetite Nanoparticles Using Banana Leaves - European Journal of Sciences (EJS)

Green Synthesis of Magnetite Nanoparticles Using Banana Leaves

Ravindra D. Kale *, Sangeeta Barwar, Prerana Kane, Latika Bhatt

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From the Department of Fibres & Textile Processing Tech.Institute of Chemical Technology, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga (E), Mumbai 400019, Maharashtra, India
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In this study a simple, environment friendly and cost-effective method has been developed to synthesize metallic nanoparticles (NPs) from plant leaves. The study proposes that magnetite NPs can be synthesized using banana leaves as reducing agent. The effect of temperature and concentration of reducing agent on absorbance of solution was studied; optimization of the parameters was done using response surface methodology (RSM) as per central composite design (CCD). The results of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer (FTIR) indicated formation of iron oxide crystalline NPs in which polyols such as flavones, terpenoids and polysaccharides acted as reducing and capping agent. The characterization of synthesized magnetite NPs was also done through transmission electron microscopy (TEM), nanoparticle size analyzer and UV-Visible spectroscopy.


Nano Particle, Green Synthesis, Banana Leaves, Metal, Magnetite

Received: Jan 16, 2018
Revised: Feb 1, 2018
Accepted: Feb 5, 2018
Published on: April 20, 2018
European Journal of Sciences (EJS), vol. 1, no. 1, pp.26-34

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