Green Method Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Leaves Extracts of Rosmarinus officinalis

  • Ameer R. Al-Khafaji Ahmed H. Al-Azawi 1


the silver nanoparticles synthesized have to be handled by humans and must be available at cheaper rates for their effective utilization; thus, there is a need for an environmentally and economically feasible way to synthesize these nanoparticles. Therefore, this study aimed to synthesis of silver nanoparticles using phenolic compounds extracted from Rosmarinus officinalis. Maceration method and Soxhlet apparatus were used to prepare aqueous and methanolic Rosmarinus officinalis leaves extracts respectively, Furthermore, Rosmarinus officinalis silver nanoparticles (RAgNPs) were prepared from the aqueous and methanolic leaves extract of this plant and diagnosed using the ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic fluorescence microscopy (AFM), X-ray scattering (XRD), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The diagnostic results showed that the nanoparticles are spherical in shape, single or combined, crystalline for both aqueous and methanolic silver nanoparticles extract.