Comparison of the characteristics of gold nanoparticles synthesized using aqueous plant extracts and natural plant essential oils of Eucalyptus globulus and Rosmarinus officinalis

Anna Dzimitrowicz , Sara Berent , Agata Motyka , Piotr Jamroz , Konrad Kurcbach , Wojciech Śledź , Paweł Pohl


In this work we successfully utilized 1% (m/v) aqueous leaf extracts and 1% (v/v) natural essential oils originating from Eucalyptus globulus and Rosmarinus officinalis as bioreducing and capping agents for gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) synthesis. UV/Vis absorption spectra revealed that AuNPs were well-dispersed and spherical when synthesized with E. globulus aqueous leaf extract, but also with R. officinalis aqueous leaf extract and its essential oil. Only AuNPs fabricated by utilizing E. globulus essential oil exhibited various shapes and a partial aggregation. TEM analysis showed that the average sizes of AuNPs produced with the aid of E. globulus aqueous leaf extract and its essential oil were 12.8 ± 6.3 nm and 42.2 ± 42.0 nm, while in the case of R. officinalis, resultant AuNPs reached 8.66 ± 2.03 nm and 60.7 ± 60.6 nm in diameter, respectively. By EDS, Au, O, and C were detected in all tested nanofluids. Functional groups of organic compounds occurring in the investigated aqueous plant extracts and essential oils were identified by ATR-FTIR, and they were established as quite similar among the analyzed plant extracts, but also among the essential oils. Finally, GC-MS analysis were implemented to determine the key constituents of the E. globulus and R. officinalis aqueous extracts and their essential oils.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Anna Dzimitrowicz
Anna Dzimitrowicz,,
, Sara Berent
Sara Berent,,
, Agata Motyka (IFB)
Agata Motyka,,
- Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG
, Piotr Jamroz
Piotr Jamroz,,
, Konrad Kurcbach
Konrad Kurcbach,,
, Wojciech Śledź (IFB / IB / DBiotech)
Wojciech Śledź,,
- Department of Biotechnology
, Paweł Pohl
Paweł Pohl,,
Journal seriesArabian Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 1878-5352, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishgold nanostructures, nanotechnology, green synthesis, bioreduction
ASJC Classification1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 2.022; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 4.553 (2) - 2016=5.388 (5)
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