BIOPHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES DERIVED FROM FICUS CARICA

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Nighat Nawaz
Irshad Ahmad
Iqbal Hussain

Keywords

silver nanoparticles, Ficus carica, biophysical characterization, biological applications

Abstract

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have gained significant attention due to their unique physicochemical properties and diverse biological activities. In the study, exploration was conducted into the biophysical characterization and biological application of AgNPs derived from Ficus carica. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using various techniques, including UV-visible spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The biological activity of AgNPs derived from F. carica was assessed using different microbes. Their antimicrobial potential against bacteria and fungi was evaluated, along with cytotoxicity and antileishmanial activity. The results of this study contribute to the expanding knowledge based on the synthesis and application of silver nanoparticles, specifically those derived from Ficus carica, and highlight their potential for diverse biomedical applications.

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