Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
June 2018 Vol. 7(6): pp. 176-182
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Nanoparticles and antifungal activity of iron sulfide synthesized by green route using Uncaria tomentosa leaves extract

Nidá M. Salem1, Fatin M. Abedalazizand Akl M. Awwad1,2*


1Department of Plant Protection, School of Agriculture, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

2Department of Materials Science, Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan

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Accepted 18 January, 2018



This research paper described the synthesis of iron sulfide nanoparticles from iron nitrate and sodium sulfide in the presence of Uncaria tomentosa leaves aqueous extract at ambient temperature. The iron sulfide nanoparticles (FeSNPs) were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) techniques.  The synthesized FeSNPs were found to be spherical in shape with average size diameter 40nm. Iron sulfide nanoparticles exhibited strong antifungal activity towards plant pathogenic fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici. These results led us to extend our research to study the effect of FeSNPs on the control of Fusarium wilt in tomato crops as fungicide and plant growth.

Keywords: iron sulfide nanoparticles • Uncaria tomentosa leaves extract• Antifungal activity • Fusarium oxysporum.






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