The study of toxicity effects of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles using Veronica officinalis extract

Renata Dobrucka , M. Szymanski , R. Przekop


The main objective of the work was to assess the phytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles synthesized biologically using Veronica officinalis extract. The silver nanoparticles obtained by means of biological synthesis were characterized by UV–vis spectrophotometry (UV–VIS), transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM). In order to assess the presence of biologically active compounds in V. officinalis extract, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy was used. AFM measurements indicated that the size of the obtained silver nanoparticles was about 15 nm. The phytotoxicity studies showed that biosynthesized silver nanoparticles did not exhibit any toxic effect throughout the range of concentrations examined during the study (0.0009–0.0675), both as regards Linum flavum and Lepidium sativum seeds.
Author Renata Dobrucka (WT / KTiEPP)
Renata Dobrucka,,
- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
, M. Szymanski - Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM)
M. Szymanski,,
, R. Przekop - University Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań
R. Przekop,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, ISSN 1735-1472, e-ISSN 1735-2630, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishfitotoksyczność, nanosrebro
Keywords in EnglishPhytotoxicity, Silver nanoparticles, Veronica officinalis
ASJC Classification1100 General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; 2304 Environmental Chemistry; 2305 Environmental Engineering
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 08-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.918; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.031 (2) - 2018=2.396 (5)
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