Plants are one of the best sources to obtain a variety of natural surfactants in the field of green synthesizing material. Sambucus ebulus, which has unique natural properties, has been considered a promising material in traditional Asian medicine. In this context, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) were prepared using S. ebulus leaf extract, and their physicochemical properties were investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results revealed that the prepared ZnO NPs are highly crystalline, having a wurtzite crystal structure. The average crystallite size of prepared NPs was around 17 nm. Green synthesized NPs showed excellent absorption in the UV region as well as strong yellow-orange emission at room temperature. Prepared nanoparticles exhibited good antibacterial activity against various organisms and a passable photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye pollutants. The obtained results demonstrated that the biosynthesized ZnO NPs reveal interesting characteristics for various potential applications in the future.
|Journal||Applied Sciences (Switzerland)|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 May 1|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was funded by Ministry of Science and ICT (2018M3D1A1058536). This work was also funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2019R1A2C2087604), and by the third Stage of Brain Korea 21 Plus Project in 2018. This research was funded by Ministry of Science and ICT (2018M3D1A1058536). This work was also funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2019R1A2C2087604), and by the third Stage of Brain Korea 21 Plus Project in 2018.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes