Leaf Extract Mediated Green Synthesis of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Using Ocimum Tenuiflorum and its Characterisation

Author(s): S. Sumitha, R. P. Vidhya, M. Suba Lakshmi and K. Shanmugha Prasad

Synthesis of nanostructural materials using plant leaf extract is an eco-friendly, non-toxic and cost efficient approach. In this paper we report the synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles using copper acetate as precursor and Ocimum tenuiflorum leaf extract as a reducing agent. The synthesized copper oxide nanoparticles were characterized by FT-IR, SEM, XRD and EDX. These analytical techniques clearly confirm the formation of copper oxide with monoclinic structure. Our method utilizes an economic, eco-friendly and biocompatible reducing agent for the synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles.

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