Synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles using Echinacea purpurea herba

Renata Dobrucka


Nowadays green synthesis of metal nanoparticles is a developing area of research. In this study, titanium dioxide nanoparticles were biosynthesized using an aqueous solution of Echinacea purpurea herba extract as a bioreductant. This is novel and interesting method for synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles. The prepared titanium dioxide nanoparticles were characterized using ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS), transmission electron microscopy (SEM), total reflection X-Ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The size of TiO2 nanoparticles was found to be in the range of 120 nm. Moreover, the alkaline reaction of the solution (pH = 8) resulted in the increase in absorbance (280 nm), which facilitates the growth of the number of TiO2 nanoparticles in the studied solution. Also, synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles using green resources like Echinacea purpurea herba is a better alternative to chemical synthesis, since this green synthesis is pollutant-free and eco-friendly.
Author Renata Dobrucka (WT / KTiEPP)
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- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
Journal seriesIranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, ISSN 1735-0328, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishEchinacea purpurea, nanotechnology, green-synthesis, titanium dioxide nanoparticles
ASJC Classification2736 Pharmacology (medical); 3000 General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 07-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.821; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.372 (2) - 2017=1.583 (5)
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