Structural electrical and antimicrobial properties of nano copper oxide doped with Tirunelvelica Sanjappa leavesAbstract views: 58 / PDF downloads: 215
Keywords:Tirunelvelica Sanjappa leaves, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, FTIR and D.C. conductivity, Antibacterial activity
An upsurge in research for medicinal plants is observed globally. Due to the presence of numerous secondary metabolites, including alkaloids, flavonoids, phenol, terpenoids, saponin, and carbohydrates, Tirunelvelica Sanjappa (TS) leaves have a significant potential to operate as a source of beneficial drugs. The dried leaf powder was subjected to solvent extraction for preliminary secondary metabolites analysis. As a result of the existence of numerous compounds that play a crucial role in maintaining good health, these phyto components appeared to have the potential to work as a source of useful pharmaceuticals and also in the improvement of the patients' physical conditions. Further nano copper oxide was doped with Tirunelvelica sanjappa dried leaves and made in to fine powder for characterization. The powder was characterized by UV-Visible Spectroscopy and FTIR. The D.C. conductivity measurements were performed using two probe methods. At room temperature, D.C. conductivity was found to be 87ìS/cm. Enhanced antibacterial activity of the doped CuO/TS leaves was observed due to the synergistic interaction between the CuO and TS leaves.