Facile Green Synthetic Route to the Zinc Oxide (ZnONPs) Nanoparticles: Effect on Green Peach Aphid and Antibacterial Activity

Alaa Y. Ghidan, Tawfiq M. Al-Antary, Nidá M. Salem, Akl M. Awwad

Abstract


In this study, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) were synthesized using Punica granatum peel extract in one–step reaction at room temperature. Zinc oxide nanoparticles were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The UV-vis absorption spectrum shows an absorption band at 278 nm due to ZnO nanoparticles. XRD characterized the final product as highly crystalline ZnO with sizes in the range 10-40 nm. The SEM results reveal a presence of network of randomly oriented ZnO nanoplatelets with an average size of 40 nm and thicknesses of about 8 nm. This study determined the effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles on green peach aphid and antibacterial activity.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v9n2p131

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