Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular NanotechnologyISSN: 2324-8777

Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Green Biosynthesis of Rhodium Nanoparticles Via Aspalathus Linearis Natural Extract

Ismail E1-3*, Kenfouch M1,2, Dhlamini M3, Dube S4 and Maaza M1,2
1UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria-South Africa
2Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET), iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation, Somerset West, Western Cape Province, South Africa
3Physics Department, Colleague of Science and Engineering and technology, University of South Africa, Florida campus, Johannesburg, South Africa
4Chemistry Department, Colleague of Science and Engineering and technology, University of South Africa, Florida campus, Johannesburg, South Africa
Corresponding author : Ismail E
UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa,Pretoria-South Africa
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Received: June 21, 2016 Accepted: December 31, 2016 Published: January 06, 2017
Citation: Ismail E, Kenfouch M, Dhlamini M, et al. (2017) Green Biosynthesis of Rhodium Nanoparticles Via Aspalathus Linearis Natural Extract. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 6:2. doi: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000212

Abstract

Green Biosynthesis of Rhodium Nanoparticles Via Aspalathus Linearis Natural Extract

This contribution report on the bio-synthesis of Rhodium metallic nanoparticles (Rh NPs) synthesized for the 1st time by a completely green process using Aspalathus linearis natural plant extract as an effective bio-oxidizing/bio-reducing agent as well as a capping compound. Their morphological, structural and optical properties were investigated using various complementary surface/interface characterization techniques such as HR-TEM, HR-SEM, EDS, XRD, XPS, UV and ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. The results confirm the formation of quais - monodisperse spherical Rh NPs in the range of 0.8-1.6 nm.

Keywords: Rhodium Nanoparticles (Rh NPs); Green synthesis; Aspalathus linearis; Natural extract

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