Synthesis and Biological Activity of Silver Nanoparticles from Medicinal Palm Tree Bismarckia nobilis Seeds

Tanveer Alam1,*,, Sapna Tyagi1,*, Goutam Kumar2,, Azhar Khan3, Neha Chauhan3, Hina Tarannum4, Parwez Ahmad5 and A. Rizvi5

1Department of Chemistry, K.L.D.A.V. Post Graduate College, Roorkee-247667, India

2Department of Chemistry, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, B.G.R. Campus, Pauri Garhwal-246001, India

3Department of Biotechnology, Shoolini University, Solan-173230, India

4College of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Deoband College of Higher Education, Deoband-247554, India

5Genome Biology Laboratory, Department of Bio Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025, India

*Corresponding authors: Email: tanvdav@gmail.com; sapnatyagi88@gmail.com

Abstract

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have received significant attention due to their distinctive antimicrobial, anticancer, catalytic and photochemical activity. The objective of this work is to amalgamate silver nanoparticles from the aqueous extract of Bismarckia nobilis seeds using green method, characterization using UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and FTIR spectroscopy. Further, its antimicrobial and anticancer activities were evaluated. The results displayed the characteristic UV peak, cubic phase with crystalline nature, spherical in shape having average size 14 nm, prominent peaks of bio-functional groups, good antimicrobial and anticancer activities.

Keywords

Bismarckia nobillis, Silver nanoparticles, Anticancer activity.

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