: Spectral studies of banyan tree aerial root tip mediated silver nanoparticles synthesis and preparation of eco – friendly silver nanoparticles tooth paste and their enhanced microbial activity
: Volume 2 (2015)
: In the present study silver nanoparticles were synthesized biologically using the methanol extracts of the young banyan tree root tip. Phytochemical components in the extracts of the root tip were recorded. The stable silver nanoparticles were characterized by means UV/Visible spectrophotometer, Fourier Transform Infra Red spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectra. The synthesized nanoparticles exhibited maximum absorbance at 428nm in the UV spectra. The antimicrobial assay of the extracts of banyan tree aerial root tip increased in the presence of lower concentration of green synthesized silver nanoparticles of the five microbial pathogens used for antimicrobial assay viz., Lactoccocus lactis, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas spp, E.coli and Candida spp. Then this nanoparticles were used as toothpaste preparation.