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Molecules 2015, 20(7), 12946-12958; doi:10.3390/molecules200712946

Sumac Silver Novel Biodegradable Nano Composite for Bio-Medical Application: Antibacterial Activity

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Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran 14911, Iran
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Department of Biology, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad 917568, Iran
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Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad 917568, Iran
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Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor 43400, Malaysia
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Research Center for Animal Development Applied Biology, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad 917568, Iran
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Department of Bioprocess Technology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor 43400, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 28 April 2015 / Revised: 23 June 2015 / Accepted: 24 June 2015 / Published: 17 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Diversity)
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The development of reliable and ecofriendly approaches for the production of nanomaterials is a significant aspect of nanotechnology nowadays. One of the most important methods, which shows enormous potential, is based on the green synthesis of nanoparticles using plant extract. In this paper, we aimed to develop a rapid, environmentally friendly process for the synthesis silver nanoparticles using aqueous extract of sumac. The bioactive compounds of sumac extract seem to play a role in the synthesis and capping of silver nanoparticles. Structural, morphological and optical properties of the nanoparticles were characterized using FTIR, XRD, FESEM and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The formation of Ag-NP was immediate within 10 min and confirmed with an absorbance band centered at 438 nm. The mean particle size for the green synthesized silver nanoparticles is 19.81 ± 3.67 nm and is fairly stable with a zeta potential value of −32.9 mV. The bio-formed Ag-NPs were effective against E. coli with a maximum inhibition zone of 14.3 ± 0.32 mm. View Full-Text
Keywords: silver nanocomposite; sumac; antibacterial activity; green synthesis silver nanocomposite; sumac; antibacterial activity; green synthesis
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Ghorbani, P.; Soltani, M.; Homayouni-Tabrizi, M.; Namvar, F.; Azizi, S.; Mohammad, R.; Moghaddam, A.B. Sumac Silver Novel Biodegradable Nano Composite for Bio-Medical Application: Antibacterial Activity. Molecules 2015, 20, 12946-12958.

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