Green synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles using Ornithogalum narbonense L.

Öztürk D., Özgüven A., Yönten V., Ertaş M.

INORGANIC AND NANO-METAL CHEMISTRY, vol.1, pp.1-14, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24701556.2021.1978496
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-14


Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was performed using extracts from Ornithogalum narbonense L. (ONL) as a cost-effective and eco-friendly approach. A surface plasmon resonance peak was observed at 440 nm after 12 h. The intense reddish-brown coloration was observed higher than 1.5 mM AgNO3 concentrations. Bioactive compounds were found responsible for the reduction, stabilization, and capping of Agþ to AgNPs. X-ray powder diffraction analysis confirmed the face-centered cubic silver crystalline structure. The average spherical-shaped individual particle size was around 8.46 nm, while hydrodynamic size ranged between 7–13 nm and 36–131 nm. The AgNPs have good stability (f ¼ –31.15 mV). Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis proved the presence of elemental Ag (6.76%). The antibacterial activity with the zone of inhibition is as follows: P. aeruginosa > E. coli > S.aureus > B. cereus (10.35 ± 0.12 mm > 9.40 ± 0.14 mm > 8.20 ± 0.10 mm > 7.0 ± 0.24 mm). The AgNPs did not show antifungal properties against C. albicans.