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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 4363751, 11 pages
Research Article

Investigation of the Larvicidal Potential of Silver Nanoparticles against Culex quinquefasciatus: A Case of a Ubiquitous Weed as a Useful Bioresource

1Department of Chemistry, Federal University Lafia, PMB 146, Lafia, Nigeria
2Department of Industrial Chemistry, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
3Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
4School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa

Received 24 November 2015; Revised 26 February 2016; Accepted 1 March 2016

Academic Editor: Yogendra Mishra

Copyright © 2016 Elijah T. Adesuji et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

C. hirsuta plant is a ubiquitous weed. The aqueous leaf extract of this plant was reacted with silver nitrate solution of 1 mM. The reaction medium changed to a reddish-brown colour, indicating the formation of silver nanoparticles. The silver nanoparticles were characterized using electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and others. The silver nanoparticles were effective as a cidal agent on Culex quinquefasciatus larvae.

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