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Pharmacognosy Res. 2010 Jul;2(4):233-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-8490.69112.

Rapid preparation process of antiparkinsonian drug Mucuna pruriens silver nanoparticle by bioreduction and their characterization.

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Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamilnadu, India.



Development of biologically inspired experimental processes for the synthesis of nanoparticles is evolving an important branch of nanotechnology.


The bioreduction behavior of plant seed extract of Mucuna pruriens in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles was investigated employing UV/visible spectrophotometry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform - infra red (FT- IR).


M. pruriens was found to exhibit strong potential for rapid reduction of silver ions. The formation of nanoparticles by this method is extremely rapid, requires no toxic chemicals, and the nanoparticles are stable for several months.


The main conclusion is that the bioreduction method to produce nanoparticles is a good alternative to the electrochemical methods and it is expected to be biocompatible.


Biosynthesis; Mucuna pruriens; nanomaterials; silver nanoparticle; transmission electron microscopy

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