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Barium Modified Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Prepared Via a Green Process using Withania somnifera Hairy Roots

In the current work, green processed of Ba-modified TiO2 nanoparticles (GBT) was employed from aqueous Withania somnifera hairy roots (WSR). The GBT was characterized by different methods such as X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies, SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), dynamic light scattering (DLS), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy, and photoluminescence (PL) spectra. The crystallites exhibited a size of 65–75 nm measured via DLS, while SEM with EDX analysis of synthesized nanoparticles confirmed their spherical-shaped and bowl-like particles. Using FTIR analysis, functional groups of synthesized GBT were established. From the PL spectrum, oxygen vacancies in synthesized GBT were observed at 518 nm. Furthermore, the antibacterial and anticancer activities of GBT were evaluated.

Research Article | Published online : 16-May-2023