Tansy fruit mediated greener synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles

Shashi Prabha Dubey, Manu Lahtinen, Mika Sillanpää

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In this paper we have reported the green synthesis of silver (AgNPs) and gold (AuNPs) nanoparticles by reduction of silver nitrate and chloroauric acid solutions, respectively, using fruit extract of Tanacetum vulgare; commonly found plant in Finland. The process for the synthesis of AgNPs and AuNPs is rapid, novel and ecofriendly. Formation of the AgNPs and AuNPs were confirmed by surface plasmon spectra using UV-Vis spectrophotometer and absorbance peaks at 452 and 546. nm. Different tansy fruit extract concentration (TFE), silver and gold ion concentration, temperature and contact times were experimented in the synthesis of AgNPs and AuNPs. The properties of prepared nanoparticles were characterized by TEM, XRD, EDX and FTIR. Finally zeta potential values at various pH were analyzed along with corresponding SPR spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1071
Number of pages7
JournalProcess Biochemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Metal nanoparticles
  • SPR
  • Tansy fruit extract
  • XRD
  • Zeta potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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