Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Leaves of Canavalia Mollis and Lawsonia Inermis, Characterization and In Vitro Screening for Their Antibacterial Activity

Ogot, Keneth Otieno (2012) Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Leaves of Canavalia Mollis and Lawsonia Inermis, Characterization and In Vitro Screening for Their Antibacterial Activity. Masters thesis, St. Joseph’s college (Autonomous) -Tiruchirappalli Affiliated to Bharathidasan University.

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Abstract

The development of alternative antimicrobial agents has gained immense importance in medical and pharmaceutical research fields due to the continuous emergence of microbes resistant to antibiotics currently available in the market. In addition, few new antibiotics are being released into the market yearly making an already alarming situation dire. This has necessitated a frantic search for alternative means to counter drug resistant microbes. A consequence of which there has been a shift to plant based therapies to treat bacterial infections. In this study, the antibacterial activity of ethanol leaf extract of Canavalia mollis plant is tested for its antimicrobial activity. In addition, silver nanoparticles are synthesized using the leaves of both Canavalia mollis and Lawsonia inermis and also tested for their antibacterial potentials.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Comparative
Jesuitica
Depositing User: JHI Africa
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 14:20
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 11:24
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/92

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