This investigation explains the biosynthesis and characterization of zinc oxide nanoparticles from an Indian medicinal plant by an eco -friendly method. The main objective of this study is to synthesize zinc oxide nanoparticles from Tabernaemontana divaricate leaves through a green chemistry approach. Highly stable, spherical zinc oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by using 50% concentration of Tabernaemontana leaf extract. Formation of zinc oxide nanoparticles have been characterized by X -ray diffraction (X RD), R aman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. All the analysis reveals that zinc oxide nanoparticles were 36 ± 5 nm in size. Functional groups and chemical composition of zinc oxide were also confirmed . Tabernaemontana mediated zin c oxide nanoparticles showed effective cytotoxic effect against MCF -7 breast cancer cel l lines with an IC 50 value of 30.65 μg/ml/24 h by the MTT assay. These results clearly support the benefits of using biological method for synthesizing zinc oxide nanopa rticles with anticancer activities.
|Publication status||Published - 15 Oct 2014|
|Event||International Conference on Advances in Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
Duration: 15 Oct 2014 → 16 Oct 2014
|Conference||International Conference on Advances in Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences 2014|
|Country/Territory||United Arab Emirates|
|Period||15/10/14 → 16/10/14|