Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Melicope Ptelefolia leaf extract and its catalytic activity for 4-nitrophenol reduction

Norfazreen Saffee, Mustaffa Shamsuddin


Biosynthetic approach for the preparation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using the aqueous leaf extract of Meliocope ptelefolia (tenggek burung). The reduction of Ag+ ions into elemental Ag nanoparticles was monitored using ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. Characterization of Ag nanoparticles was using FTIR to detect biomolecules present, XRD to detect its crystalline nature, FESEM to determine its shape and TEM will determine its size. Furthermore, the biosynthesized AgNPs show good catalytic activity for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol in presence of excess hydrazine.

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