Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation Properties of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized by using Turnera subulata Sm.

Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation Properties of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized by using Turnera subulata Sm.


Vivekraj, P.*, Anand Gideon. V.


Abstract

Turnera subulata leaf extract has potential efficiency for the formation of biosynthesized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles against dye degradation with various time intervals. The leaves of T. subulata were utilized as reducing agent for the formation of metal precursors into metal oxide nanoparticles. T. subulata mediated ZnO nanoparticles were confirmed by various analytical techniques such as Ultra Violet–Visible (UV-Vis) Spectrometer, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and morphological studies by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Results show that green synthesized ZnO nanoparticles are directly proportional to reaction time. The phytoconstituents present in leaf extract of T. subulata play a major role in ZnO nanoparticles formation by acting as a reducing agent.


Keywords

Turnera subulata, ZnO nanoparticles, Dye degradation, UV-Vis and FT-IR


Cite This Article

Vivekraj, P., Gideon, A. V. (2018). Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation Properties of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized by using Turnera subulata Sm. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 7(3); 30-40.

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