Facile synthesis of trimetallic nanoparticles Au/CuO/ZnO using Vitex agnus-castus extract and their activity in degradation of organic dyes
AbstractDue to the increased interest in the biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles, whose application brings numerous benefits, this work is concerned with the biological synthesis of Au/CuO/ZnO trimetallic nanoparticles using Vitex agnus-castus extract. The formed nanoparticles were characterised by means of the Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-vis), Fourier Transform-Infrared (FT-IR), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) measurements. The Atomic Force Microscopy analysis showed the presence of nanoparticles of 5–25 nm in size. The size of nanoparticles determined by means of SEM was consistent with the results obtained by means of Atomic Force Microscopy. The TEM images indicated the presence of spherical trimetallic nanoparticles, which were locally agglomerated. The obtained Au/CuO/ZnO nanoparticles showed good catalytic activity in the reduction of methylene blue (MB) and crystal violet (CV).
|Journal series||International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0306-7319, e-ISSN 1029-0397, (N/A 40 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.9|
|Keywords in Polish||nanocząstki trimetaliczne, synteza biologiczna, Vitex agnus-castus|
|Keywords in English||Trimetallic nanoparticles, biological synthesis, Vitex agnus-castus|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ; ; ; ; ;|
|Score||= 40.0, 30-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 0.498; : 2018 = 1.267 (2) - 2018=1.324 (5)|
|Uwagi||First online 14 Nov 2019|
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