9th Nano Congress for Next Generation
University of Calcutta, India
Title: Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using tamarind kernel powder and Acacia nilotica via a green route and its cytotoxicity study
Biography: Sabina Yeasmin
This paper introduces green synthesis of shape controlled silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) through mutual actions of Acacia nilotica and tamarind kernel powder (TKP).Th e AgNPs have been characterized using several techniques. Resultant particles were further studied for exertion of cytotoxic eff ect on diff erent cancer cell lines. Morphological study shows that the nanoparticles are mostly spherical in shape with a range of particle size of 10-42 nm. Results showed that the IC50 dose of Ag NPs is capable of significantly elevating intracellular reactive oxygen species and diminishing mitochondrial membrane potential, indicating the eff ective involvement of apoptosis in cell death. These results clearly show that the nanoparticles have excellent biomedical application.