Monotropa hypopitys mediated metal (Ag, Ni, Cu) nanoparticles in microbial inhibition and mercury (II) ion detection
Nargis Jamila, Naeem Khan, Kousar Khan, Nadia Bibi, Faheem Ullah, Aaliya Minhaz, Fatima Javed, Sana Ihsan and Hafiza Salma Bibi
Green synthesis utilizing plants, algae, fungi and microorganisms for nanoparticles have been drawing attention due to environmental friendly, rapid, and profitable properties. This study was designed to synthesize silver, nickel and copper nanoparticles using a saprophytic plant; Monotropa hypopitys aqueous extract. In addition, the application as antioxidant, antimicrobial, and detection of mercury (II) in tap water were also evaluated. Well-defined and stable nanoparticles (NPs) were formed in 1:9 (copper NPs), 1:10 (nickel NPs), and 1:14 (silver NPs) ratios. Furthermore, M. hypopitys mediated nanoparticles (MHNPs) exhibited significant antioxidant, antimicrobial, and heavy metal sensing properties. This study concluded the promising pharmacological and environmental remediation application of the synthesized MHNPs.
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