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Development and Antibacterial Activity of Cashew Gum-Based Silver Nanoparticles
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The present study describes the development of a green synthesis of silver nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by exuded gum from Anacardium occidentale L. and evaluates in vitro their antibacterial and cytotoxic activities. Characterization of cashew gum-based silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was carried out based on UV–Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering analysis which revealed that the synthesized silver nanoparticles were spherical in shape, measuring about 4 nm in size with a uniform dispersal. AgNPs presented antibacterial activity, especially against Gram-negative bacteria, in concentrations where no significant cytotoxicity was observed.
This study describes the development of a green synthesis of silver nanoparticles reduced and stabilized by exuded gum from Anacardium occidentale L. and evaluates in vitro their antibacterial and cytotoxic activities.
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International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2013, 14(3): 4969-4981
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Quelemes PV, Araruna FB, de Faria BEF, Kuckelhaus ASA, da Silva DA, Mendonca RZ, Eiras C, Soares MJdS, Leite JRSA
Last updated on March 18, 2013
This work is supported in part by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Initiative of the National Science Foundation
under NSF Award Number EEC-0118007.
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