ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Potential Antifungal and Antimicrobial Effects of Nano Zinc Oxide Particles Obtained from Cymbogobon citratus Leaf Extract Using Green Technology
 
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Institute of Chemistry, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan 64200, Pakistan
 
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Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
 
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Institute of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, 40100, Pakistan
 
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Department of Chemistry, University of Mianwali, 42200, Pakistan
 
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Institute of Physics, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan 64200, Pakistan
 
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Department of Physics, College of Sciences, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, P.O. Box 84428, Riyadh 11671, Saudi Arabia
 
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Department of Chemistry, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education Lahore, Pakistan
 
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Department of Chemistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
 
 
Submission date: 2023-03-09
 
 
Final revision date: 2023-05-10
 
 
Acceptance date: 2023-06-12
 
 
Online publication date: 2023-07-24
 
 
Publication date: 2023-08-11
 
 
Corresponding author
Arif Nazir   

Department of Chemistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore, 1-Km Raiwind Road, Lahore, 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
 
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2023;32(5):4065–4072
 
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Nanoparticles obtained from physical and chemical methods are uniformly sized having long term stabilities. However, their syntheses usually involve expensive chemicals which are toxic, carcinogenic and require high temperature and pressure. These issues can be addressed by facile and eco-friendly green synthesis. This study focuses on to synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) using Cymbogobon Citratus aqueous extract with zinc acetate. The prepared particles were calcined at 450oC. The synthesized NPs were categorized using FTIR, UV-Visible, XRD and SEM techniques. FTIR verified zinc oxide vibrational frequency at 551 cm-1. UV-Visible spectrum displayed the ZnO absorption peak at λmax of 370 nm. XRD studies showed average particle size about 4.96 nm much smaller as compared to most of the ZnO NPs reported earlier. SEM image demonstrated crystalline and porous nano-sheets for the prepared NPs. These NPs were also evaluated against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Microsporum cannis, Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium solani. The synthesized ZnO NPs exhibited highest antibacterial and antifungal potential against S. Aureus and A. flavus, respectively.
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