Facile synthesis of trimetallic nanoparticles Au/CuO/ZnO using Vitex agnus-castus extract and their activity in degradation of organic dyes

Renata Dobrucka


Due 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).
Author Renata Dobrucka (WT / KTiEPP)
Renata Dobrucka,,
- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0306-7319, e-ISSN 1029-0397, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
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Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Polishnanocząstki trimetaliczne, synteza biologiczna, Vitex agnus-castus
Keywords in EnglishTrimetallic nanoparticles, biological synthesis, Vitex agnus-castus
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 1111 Soil Science; 1602 Analytical Chemistry; 2304 Environmental Chemistry; 2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2310 Pollution; 2311 Waste Management and Disposal; 2312 Water Science and Technology
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03067319.2019.1691543?journalCode=geac20
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
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ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 30-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.498; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.267 (2) - 2018=1.324 (5)
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