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Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 6 Issue: 4

Highly Thermal Conductive CuO Nanoparticle Synthesis Using Aloe-vera Leaf Extract

Priyanka Meena1-3*, Roop Chand Prajapat4, Ramvir Singh2, Indra Prabha Jain3 and Vishnu Kumar Sharma1

1Metallurgical and Material Engineering Department, MNIT, Jaipur, India

2Physics Department, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

3Centre for Non-Conventional Energy Resources, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

4School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar University, Patiala, India

*Corresponding Author : Priyanka Meena
Metallurgical and Material Engineering Department, MNIT, Jaipur, India

Received Date: May 30, 2017 Accepted Date: June 15, 2017 Published Date: June 21, 2017

Citation: Meena P, Prajapat RC, Singh R, Jain IP, Sharma VK (2017) Highly Thermal Conductive CuO Nanoparticle Synthesis Using Aloe-vera Leaf Extract. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 6:4. doi: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000223


Nanostructured materials have extensive variety of applications owing to their nanosize dependent physicochemical properties. A greener production of Copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles without spending toxic and expensive organic solvents have been demonstrated by mean of Aloe-vera leaf extract compared with CuO synthesized by chemical mean. The amorphous characteristics, nanosize particles (~15 nm) and particular monoclinic phase of CuO, confirmed by XRD has been achieved by greener synthesis. Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) revealed the spherical shape with uniform distribution of as-synthesized nanoparticles. Further, vibrational band at 473 cm-1and 624 cm-1in Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) confirms the CuO and Cu2O oxides formation respectively. The CuO nanoparticles synthesized by Aloe-vera leaves exhibited 50 % higher thermal conductivity as compared to chemically synthesized CuO nanoparticles. This approach for the synthesis of CuO nanoparticles could be beneficial for various application because of it easy, eco-friendly and cost-effective synthesis procedure.

Keywords: Aloe-vera leaf; Greener approach; CuO nanoparticles; Aloe-vera gel; Thermal conductivity

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