Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Hibiscus sabdariffa Leaves Extract

Authors

  • Siti Husnaa Mohd Taib Department of Environment and Green Technology, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kamyar Shameli Department of Environment and Green Technology, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Roshafima Rasit Ali Department of Environment and Green Technology, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Zahra Izadiyan Department of Environment and Green Technology, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Zatil Izzah Ahmad Tarmizi Department of Environment and Green Technology, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/jrnn.3.1.7681

Keywords:

Green synthesis, silver nanoparticles, Hibiscus sabdariffa, AFM, TEM

Abstract

The present paper reports the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) by a green method using Hibiscus sabdariffa (H. sabdariffa) leaves extract as reductant and stabilizer. The synthesized Ag-NPs were characterized by ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). UV-vis spectrum of synthesized Ag-NPs showed a peak at 378 nm. TEM analysis revealed that the particles were spherical and irregular in shape and has average size around 56.52 nm. This structure and size of particles were confirmed by AFM analysis. The UV-vis and FTIR spectrum provides evidence of the presence of caffeic acid component as a representative biomolecule in stabilising the nanoparticles based on previous studies. Hence, this study advocates that H. sabdariffa have potential for synthesizing nanoparticles.

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Published

2021-08-09

How to Cite

Siti Husnaa Mohd Taib, Kamyar Shameli, Roshafima Rasit Ali, Zahra Izadiyan, & Zatil Izzah Ahmad Tarmizi. (2021). Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Hibiscus sabdariffa Leaves Extract. Journal of Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 3(1), 76–81. https://doi.org/10.37934/jrnn.3.1.7681

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Research papers