Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Buchu Plant Extracts and Their Analgesic Properties
AbstractWe herein report for the first time the synthesis and analgesic properties of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) using buchu plant extract. The as-synthesised Ag-NPs at different temperatures were characterised by UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission transform microscopy (TEM) to confirm the formation of silver nanoparticles. Phytochemical screening of the ethanolic extract revealed the presence of glycosides, proteins, tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids and saponins. The absorption spectra showed that the synthesis is temperature and time dependent. The TEM analysis showed that the as-synthesised Ag-NPs are polydispersed and spherical in shape with average particle diameter of 19.95 ± 7.76 nm while the FTIR results confirmed the reduction and capping of the as-synthesised Ag-NPs by the phytochemicals present in the ethanolic extract. The analgesic study indicated that the combined effect of the plant extract and Ag-NPs is more effective in pain management than both the aspirin drug and the extract alone. View Full-Text
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Chiguvare, H.; Oyedeji, O.O.; Matewu, R.; Aremu, O.; Oyemitan, I.A.; Oyedeji, A.O.; Nkeh-Chungag, B.N.; Songca, S.P.; Mohan, S.; Oluwafemi, O.S. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Buchu Plant Extracts and Their Analgesic Properties. Molecules 2016, 21, 774.
Chiguvare H, Oyedeji OO, Matewu R, Aremu O, Oyemitan IA, Oyedeji AO, Nkeh-Chungag BN, Songca SP, Mohan S, Oluwafemi OS. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Buchu Plant Extracts and Their Analgesic Properties. Molecules. 2016; 21(6):774.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chiguvare, Herbert; Oyedeji, Opeoluwa O.; Matewu, Reuben; Aremu, Olukayode; Oyemitan, Idris A.; Oyedeji, Adebola O.; Nkeh-Chungag, Benedicta N.; Songca, Sandile P.; Mohan, Sneha; Oluwafemi, Oluwatobi S. 2016. "Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Buchu Plant Extracts and Their Analgesic Properties." Molecules 21, no. 6: 774.
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