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Preparation and Characterization of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Using Leaf Extract of Sambucus ebulus

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Faculty of Physics, Semnan University, P.O. Box 35195-363, Semnan, Iran
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Photonics & Quantum Technologies Research School, Nuclear Science, and Technology Research Institute, Tehran 11155-3486, Iran
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Department of Physics, Semnan University, P.O. Box 35195-363, Semnan, Iran
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Department of Energy Engineering and Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran 15875-4413, Iran
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Applied Science Research Center(ASRC), Kharazmi University, Tehran 31979-37551, Iran
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(10), 3620; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10103620
Received: 26 March 2020 / Revised: 10 May 2020 / Accepted: 19 May 2020 / Published: 23 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue High Dielectric Constant Nanoparticles)
Plants are one of the best sources to obtain a variety of natural surfactants in the field of green synthesizing material. Sambucus ebulus, which has unique natural properties, has been considered a promising material in traditional Asian medicine. In this context, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) were prepared using S. ebulus leaf extract, and their physicochemical properties were investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results revealed that the prepared ZnO NPs are highly crystalline, having a wurtzite crystal structure. The average crystallite size of prepared NPs was around 17 nm. Green synthesized NPs showed excellent absorption in the UV region as well as strong yellow-orange emission at room temperature. Prepared nanoparticles exhibited good antibacterial activity against various organisms and a passable photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye pollutants. The obtained results demonstrated that the biosynthesized ZnO NPs reveal interesting characteristics for various potential applications in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: ZnO nanoparticles; Sambucus ebulus; extract; photocatalytic; antibacterial activity ZnO nanoparticles; Sambucus ebulus; extract; photocatalytic; antibacterial activity
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Alamdari, S.; Sasani Ghamsari, M.; Lee, C.; Han, W.; Park, H.-H.; Tafreshi, M.J.; Afarideh, H.; Ara, M.H.M. Preparation and Characterization of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Using Leaf Extract of Sambucus ebulus. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3620.

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