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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2014, Article ID 860875, 5 pages
Research Article

Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.

1Department of Chemistry, Arulmigu Palaniandavar Arts College for Women, Chinnakalayamputhur, Palani, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu 624615, India
2Department of Chemistry, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641043, India

Received 29 May 2013; Revised 21 October 2013; Accepted 25 October 2013; Published 19 January 2014

Academic Editor: Felix A. Buot

Copyright © 2014 M. Amutha 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.


Nanosilver was synthesized using the aqueous solution of solvent extracts of leaf and stem of Kedrostis foetidissima. Three different methods of formation of silver nanoparticles such as reaction at (i) room temperature, (ii) higher temperature, and (iii) sonication were employed in the present study. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometer, Scherrer’s formula, scanning electron microscopy, and FTIR analysis.