December 6, 2023
Majid Hashemi

Majid Hashemi

Academic Rank: Assistant professor
Degree: Ph.D in -
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Faculty: Faculty of Nano and Biotechnology


Title Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles with Antibacterial Properties Using Terminalia catappa Leaf Extract
Type Article
Antibacterial activity, Bacteriocide agents, ZnO nanoparticles
DOI 10.1002/ceat.202100430
Researchers Zahra Solati (Second researcher) , Majid Hashemi (Third researcher)


In order to develop alternative drugs against resistant pathogens, capped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared using Terminalia catappa leaf extract. By changes in pH and aging time, cauliflower-like, sheet-like, and hierarchical morphologies for ZnO NPs were obtained. Their antibacterial activities against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were investigated. The results demonstrated that the green synthesized ZnO NPs exhibit higher antibacterial activity than chemically prepared ZnO NPs. The antibacterial activity of hierarchical ZnO NPs was greater than that of the other morphologies, which was attributed to the higher oxygen vacancy in ZnO NPs leading to enhanced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. The mechanism of the formation of ZnO nanocrystals was also discussed.