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Zinc Oxide nanoparticles synthesis by use of aqueous extracts of Muntingia calabura L.

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Biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles gained worldwide interest due to their rapid, non-toxic, economical, single-step technique and eco-friendly alternative. Green-chemical approach of production of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) has been exploited in the field of medicine, food packaging, nano-optical and electrical devices. Muntingia calabura is a multipotent medicinal plant with astounded biological activities and phytoconstituents. The nanoparticles obtained using aqueous extracts of various parts of M. calabura were characterized with UV-VIS spectroscopy to obtain information concerning the optical properties of synthesized ZnO nanoparticles. The proposed green and economical method could be used for large scale production of nanostructures because of its advantages over other physical and chemical methods.
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  • Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Pondicherry - 605 008, India
  • Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Pondicherry - 605 008, India
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