Synthesis of Punica Granatum Fruit Peel Extract Based Silver Nanoparticles and Evaluation of it’s Antimicrobial Activity


Synthesis of Punica Granatum Fruit Peel Extract Based Silver Nanoparticles and Evaluation of it’s Antimicrobial Activity


Vinay C H*, Prakash Goudanavar and Ankit Acharya

Department of Pharmaceutics, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G. Nagara, Karnataka -571 448.


International Journal of nanoparticle research

The main objective of the present work was to prepare pomegranate peel extract based nano particles by chemical complexation method. Ethanolic extracts of pomegranate peel were prepared by using Soxhlet apparatus and evaluated for phyto-chemical constituents. Qualitative analysis showed that pomegranate peel extract showed positive results for alkaloids, anthraquinones, saponins and terpenoids. The percentage moisture content and pH of the extract was found to be 72% and 3.6 respectively. A zeta potential and particle size of prepared nanoparticles was found in the range of -24.6 to– 34.5 mV and 118.6 nm to 231.7 nm, respectively. These range confirms that obtained particles were in nano range, i.e. <500 nm size. SEM results indicated the formation of nanoparticles and were relatively spherical in shape. Energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) analysis confirms the presence of AgNPs. Prepared peel extracts based nanoparticle showed promising antimicrobial and antifungal properties.


Keywords:Pomegranate peel extract, Qualitative analysis, Nano particles

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Vinay C H, Prakash Goudanavar and Ankit Acharya. Synthesis Of Punica Granatum Fruit Peel Extract Based Silver Nanoparticles And Evaluation Of It’s Antimicrobial Activity. International Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2018; 2:8 (Accepted for publication; Online first)


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