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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 99-109
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.012


Green Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles Using Momordica charantia Fruit Extracts and Evaluation of Their Anti-Microbial Efficacy
Flora-Glad Chizoba Ekezie1, W. Jessie Suneetha1*, K. Uma Maheswari1, B. Anila Kumari1 and T.N.V.K.V. Prasad2
1Post Graduate and Research Centre, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar- Hyderabad, 500030, India
2Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute of Frontier Technology, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati 517502, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The development of nanotechnology interests the researchers for synthesis of nanoparticles with various bio-applications. The green synthesis of copper nanoparticles using Momordica charantia fruit extract acts as both reducing and capping agent. The biosynthesized CuNps were characterized by using UV-Vis analysis, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Fourier Transform Infrared analysis (FTIR), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analysis. The synthesized CuNps were in spherical structure with an average size of particle size of 86.07nm. The Antimicrobial activity of the CuNps was established using disc diffusion and agar well diffusion method. The assay showed that CuNps can be a potent antimicrobial agent against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aerogenosa and Escherichia coli with no inhibition against Aspergillus flavus.


Keywords: Copper nanoparticles, Momordica charantia, antimicrobial activity, agar well diffusion, Disc diffusion, S. aureus, P. aerogenosa, E. coli and A. flavus
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Flora-Glad Chizoba Ekezie, W. Jessie Suneetha, K. Uma Maheswari, B. Anila Kumari and T.N.V.K.V. Prasad. 2017. Green Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles Using Momordica charantia Fruit Extracts and Evaluation of Their Anti-Microbial Efficacy.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 99-109. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.012