The synthesis of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles is an expanding research area due to the potential applications for the development of novel technologies. Generally, nanoparticles are prepared by a variety of chemical methods which are not environmentally friendly. This study revealed the convenient and extracellular method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles by reducing silver nitrate with the help of onion (Allium cepa) extract. In this study preparation of silver nanoparticles by using plants extract of onion (Allium cepa) has been investigated. Characterization of different properties of the prepared nanoparticles by techniques such as, UV spectroscopy and FTIR are carried out. The antimicrobial activity of the prepared silver nanoparticles on different microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli was carried out. The silver nanoparticles showed antimicrobial activity against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. From the experiment it was found that the synthesized nanoparticles have a significant antimicrobial activity.

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