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Synthesis and Characterization of Green Potassium Nanoparticles from Sideroxylon Capiri and Evaluation of Their Potential Antimicrobial

Judith Constantino-Alcazar1, Miguel Abud-Archila1, Benjamín Valdez-Salas3, Federico Gutierrez-Miceli1, Carlos Ceceña-Duran2, Blanca López-Valenzuela2, Daniel Gonzalez-Mendoza2,*,*
1 Tecnológico Nacional de México, Instituto Tecnológico de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tuxtla, Gutiérrez, C.P. 03940, México
2 Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (ICA-UABC), Ejido Nuevo León, C.P. 21705, México
3 Instituto de Ingeniería de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexicali, 21100, México
* Corresponding Author: Daniel Gonzalez-Mendoza. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Current Advances in Green Nanomaterials Applications)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2021, 9(10), 1699-1706. https://doi.org/10.32604/jrm.2021.015645

Received 01 January 2021; Accepted 19 February 2021; Issue published 12 May 2021

Abstract

In the present study, the green synthesis of potassium nanoparticles (K-NPs) was assessed using aqueous extract of Sideroxylon capiri. The potassium nanoparticles were analyzed by UV-visible spectroscopic techniques, X-ray spectrometers of energy dispersive (SEM-EDS) and dynamic light scattering. The results showed high values at 3.5 keV confirming the formation of potassium nanoparticles and the SEM analysis showed an agglomerated particles size between 360 to 200 nm with a spherical morphology. The K-NPs showed an effective antibacterial activity against the test organisms mainly with Bacillus cereus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Fusarium solani and Botrytis cinerea. However further studies about nanotoxicity of K-NPs are needed to confirm their potential in the control of the pathogen microorganisms under field conditions.

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Antimicrobial effect; green synthesis; Sideroxylon capiri; biocontrol

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Constantino-Alcazar, J., Abud-Archila, M., Valdez-Salas, B., Gutierrez-Miceli, F., Ceceña-Duran, C. et al. (2021). Synthesis and Characterization of Green Potassium Nanoparticles from Sideroxylon Capiri and Evaluation of Their Potential Antimicrobial. Journal of Renewable Materials, 9(10), 1699–1706.

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