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From Nature to Nanoparticles: Biosynthesis, Spectroscopic Signatures, and Antibacterial Potential of Silver

EasyChair Preprint no. 11147

6 pagesDate: October 23, 2023


The synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) through environmentally benign, nature-inspired methods is a burgeoning field of research with broad-reaching implications. This abstract provides an overview of the biosynthesis of AgNPs, their distinct spectroscopic signatures, and their promising potential as antibacterial agents. Biosynthesis methods harness the power of nature, utilizing various sources, such as plant extracts, fungi, and bacteria, to reduce silver ions into AgNPs. These green synthesis approaches are preferred for their sustainability and reduced environmental impact. In this review, we delve into the diverse sources and conditions affecting the biosynthesis process, underscoring the importance of eco-friendly alternatives to traditional chemical methods. Spectroscopic analysis, including UV-Vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), is indispensable for characterizing the synthesized AgNPs. These techniques provide valuable insights into the size, shape, crystalline structure, and stability of the nanoparticles. Moreover, Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is pivotal for elucidating the presence of bioactive compounds from the natural sources used in biosynthesis. The potential of AgNPs as antibacterial agents is a central theme of this review. AgNPs have demonstrated robust antibacterial properties against a wide range of bacterial strains, making them a promising solution for combating infectious diseases. Their mechanisms of action involve cell membrane disruption, oxidative stress induction, and interference with bacterial growth processes.

Keyphrases: BIO, Biosynthesis, synthesis

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  author = {David Jacob and Kurez Oroy},
  title = {From Nature to Nanoparticles: Biosynthesis, Spectroscopic Signatures, and Antibacterial Potential of Silver},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11147},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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