Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. May 2014 Special Edition

Green Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles using Malva parviflora Aqueous Extract

Sobhy M. Yakout1,2*, Ahmed A. Abdeltawab3,4, Ashraf A. Mostafa5 and Sherif H. Abd-Alrahman1,6

1Biochemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 2Hot Laboratories Center, Atomic Energy Authority, P.O. Box 13759, Cairo, Egypt. 3Petrochemical Research Chair, Chemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box, 2455, Riyadh 11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 4Chemical Engineering Departments, Tabbin Institute for Metallurgical Studies, Cairo 11413, Egypt. 5Botany and Microbiology Department, Collage of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 6Pesticides Residues and Environmental Pollution Dept., Central Agricultural Pesticide Laboratory, Agricultural Research Center, Giza 12618, Egypt.

Received on 27 January 2014 and accepted on 03 April 2014



There is an increasing need to develop high-yield, low cost, non-toxic and eco-friendly procedures for the synthesis of nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) synthesized through bio-green method has been reported to have biomedical applications to control pathogenic microbes as it is cost effective compared to commonly used methods. In the present study AgNPs were synthesized from aqueous silver nitrate through a simple and eco-friendly route using leaf broth of Malva parviflora, which acted as a reductant and stabilizer simultaneously. The formation of AgNPs was observed by the change of color from colorless to dark brown by the addition of silver nitrate into leaves extract. The synthesized AgNPs were characterized by UV?Vis spectrophotometer analysis. The expected reaction mechanism in the formation of AgNPs is also reported. This process of synthesis creates new opportunities in process development for the synthesis of AgNPs

Keywords : Silver Nanoparticles, Malva parviflora, UV?Vis.