Synthesis and Characterization of Copper Nanoparticles Using Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extracts
- Country : India
- Subject : Physics
The present study involves the green synthesis of copper nanoparticles using Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) leaf extract. Prepared leaf extract of Ocimum Sanctum was added to 0.62M copper sulphate solution and the colour change was observed which indicates the formation of copper nanoparticles. The leaf extract may act as reducing agent. The synthesized (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD). The synthesized CuNps were in uniform spherical and floret shape. It was observed that the Ocimum Sanctum leaf extract can reduce copper ions into copper nanoparticles. Thus, this method can be used for rapid and ecofriendly of stable copper nanoparicles.