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Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles from aqueous extracts of Sesamum indicum L. and their characterization

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Green synthesis of Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) is a novel and non-toxic method as compared to the hazardous conventional physical and chemical methods. Herein, we report production of ZnO-NPs for the first time using whole vegetative parts of Sesamum indicum L. The aqueous extracts of various parts of S. indicum were used to synthesize nanoparticles in this study. The synthesized nanoparticles were evaluated using UV-visible spectroscopy for confirmation and characterization. The maximum UV-visible spectral absorption peaks were observed from 293 to 296 nm wavelengths. Leaf and stem reaction mixtures exhibited the sharpest absorption peaks of all the variations at 293 nm and root at 296 nm. This study leads to the development of cost-effective ZnO-NPs synthesis with possible further exploration to serve mankind.
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  • Siddha Medicinal Plants Garden, Mettur, (Central Council for Research in Siddha), TN - 636 401, India
  • Department of Botany, K.M. Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry 605008, India
  • Department of Botany, K.M. Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry 605008, India
  • Department of Botany, K.M. Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry 605008, India
  • Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak - 124 001, India
  • Department of Botany, K.M. Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry 605008, India
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