Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Using Salvadora persica Leaf Extract and Evaluation of Their Antifungal Activities

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Biology, Engineering, Medicine and Science Reports,2017,3,1,6-8.
Published:August 2017
Type:Short Communication

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Using Salvadora persica Leaf Extract and Evaluation of Their Antifungal Activities

Rasoul Barzegar1*, Zahra Nemati2, Zahra Hemmati3

1Department of Applied Chemistry, Shiraz branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, IRAN

2Department of Applied Chemistry, Shiraz branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, IRAN

3Amir Oncology Hospital, Shiraz, IRAN

Abstract:

In present study, silver nanoparticles were produced from interaction the ethanolic extract of Salvadora persica leaf with silver nitrate solution. UV-vis spectroscopy and PSA device confirmed size and formation of silver nanoparticles. The results showed the average size of silver nanoparticles synthesized is 6.2 nm and the minimum size of silver nanoparticles is 4.7 nm. Furthermore, the antifungal activity of silver nanoparticles and ethanolic extract of Salvadora persica leaf against Aspergillus niger and Penicillium digitatum were investigated by using disk diffusion method. The results showed that silver nanoparticles have significant antifungal activities in comparison to other treatmeants. So these silver nanoparticles have unique antifungal activity and can be used of them in pharmaceutical Industries.