SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERISATION OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANOPARTICLES VIA ECOFRIENDLY METHOD USING ARTEMISIA PALLENS PLANT EXTRACT
M.Mythreyi, C.Sukumar, S.Pattabi R.Gomathi. S. Senthilkumar
In the present study, Titanium dioxide nanoparticles were synthesized by sol-gel method with a cleaner technology substituting a bio-extract obtained from the plant Artemisia Pallens containing mainly poly alcohols as a solvent. The structural, optical, particle size and the morphological properties of TiO2 nanoparticles were analysed using the X-Ray diffraction data, Scanning Electron microscope (SEM) and Transmission electron microseope (TEM). The TiO2 nanoparticles synthesized using this method is crystalline and spherical in shape. The optical band gap was investigated and found to be 3.4 eV. The Fourier transformer infra red spectroscopy (FT-IR) shows a single band attributed to TiO2 vibrational band. The successful formation of TiO2 using the simple aqueous solution based organic solvent free approach is further used as nano carriers for drug delivery system.
Keywords: Nanoparticles, Bio-extract, Synthesized, Drug delivery