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Biogenic silver nanoparticles using Rhinacanthus nasutus leaf extract: synthesis, spectral analysis, and antimicrobial studies

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2013
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Title
Biogenic silver nanoparticles using Rhinacanthus nasutus leaf extract: synthesis, spectral analysis, and antimicrobial studies
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2013
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s49000
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Authors

Visweswara Rao Pasupuleti, TNVKV Prasad, Rayees Ahmad Sheikh, Satheesh Krishna Balam, Ganapathi Narasimhulu, Siew Hua Gan, Cirandur Reddy, Ismail Rahman

Abstract

Nanotechnology is gaining momentum due to its ability to transform metals into nanoparticles. The synthesis, characterization, and applications of biologically synthesized nanomaterials have become an important branch of nanotechnology. Plant extracts are a cost-effective, ecologically friendly, and efficient alternative for the large-scale synthesis of nanoparticles. In this study, silver nanoparticles (AgNps) were synthesized using Rhinacanthus nasutus leaf extract. After exposing the silver ions to the leaf extract, the rapid reduction of silver ions led to the formation of AgNps in solution. The synthesis was confirmed by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The in vitro antimicrobial activity of the AgNps synthesized using R. nasutus leaf extract was investigated against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia coli, Aspergillus niger, and Aspergillus flavus using a disc diffusion method. The AgNps showed potential activity against all of the bacterial strains and fungal colonies, indicating that R. nasutus has the potential to be used in the development of value-added products in the biomedical and nanotechnology-based industries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 1%
United States 1 1%
India 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Unknown 83 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 24%
Student > Master 16 18%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Researcher 8 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 5%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 10%
Chemistry 9 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 5%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 17 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 December 2013.
All research outputs
#1,713,619
of 4,507,509 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#220
of 1,146 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,990
of 101,300 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#37
of 97 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 4,507,509 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 61st percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,146 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 1.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its peers.
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