Synthesis, Characterization, and Antibacterial Activity of ZnO Nanoparticles from Organic Extract of Cola Nitida and Cola Acuminata Leaf

Wee, Boon Siong and Aquisman, Asare Ebenezer and Chin, Suk Fun and Kwabena, Droepenu Eric and Michael, Kyene Odoi and Bakeh, Tomy and Shafri, Semawi and Sylverster, Dapaah Samuel (2020) Synthesis, Characterization, and Antibacterial Activity of ZnO Nanoparticles from Organic Extract of Cola Nitida and Cola Acuminata Leaf. International Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 16 (2). pp. 73-89. ISSN 2423-5911

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The study aimed at the synthesis and antibacterial activity of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) from organic extracts of Cola nitida and Cola acuminata leaf using zinc chloride (ZnCl2) and zinc acetate dihydrate [Zn(CH3COO)2∙2H2O] as precursors on selected Gram positive and Gram negative microbes: Staphylococcus aureus, Exiguobacterium aquaticum, (Gram +ve) and Escherichia coli, Klebsielia pneumonia, Acinetobacter baumanni (Gram –ve). Spherical and flake-like nanostructures were recorded by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for C. acuminata and C. nitida respectively for the two precursors used. The average particle size and crystallite size determined by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) for C. acuminata and C. nitida were in the range of 32.15-43.26 nm; 69.12-84.26 nm and 14.69-17.12 nm; 23.68-23.96 nm respectively. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), UV- visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) techniques were used to observe the purity and surface functional groups of the samples. Spectra peaks at 440-458 cm-1 and 364-370 nm confirmed the presence of ZnO in the samples by FT-IR and UV-vis, whereas AAS at 213.9 nm wavelength further confirmed elemental zinc with a percentage atomic weight of 71.37% as against 69.50%, 18.8% and 11.1% for Zinc, Oxygen and Carbon by EDX. Data from the antibacterial activity studies show an increase in inhibition rate as concentration of the ZnO NPs increases in concentration from 25-1000 ppm. ZnO NPs from the two extracts recorded the highest inhibition rate in Acinetobacter baumanni of approximately 88% and 49% using ZnCl2 and Zn(CH3COO)2∙2H2O respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Precursor, Functional groups, Microscopy, Nanostructure, Spectroscopy, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2020 00:52
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 06:28

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