Synthesis of Ag-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal impacts on dental microbia

Document Type : Original Research Article


Department of dentistry, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The arrangement of silver doped iron oxide nanoparticles (Ag-Fe2O3 NPs) through the exploitation of Prosopis fracta leaf extract was successfully performed in this work, which was proceeded by configuring the produced NPs by the outcomes of Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD), Field Energy Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), Energy-Dispersive X-ray (EDX), Raman, Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR), and Vibrating-Sample Magnetometer (VSM) procedures. Apparently, the observed spherical particulates contained a size of 50-60 nm, while exhibiting antimicrobial performances towards Streptococcus mutans bacteria and Candida albicans fungi. They also seemed to possess potential antibacterial and anti-fungi properties at the volumes of 10 and 75 μg/mL, respectively, and thus, a viable proposal can be made regarding our synthesized product as a suitable option for dental and oral implementations. In addition, this biosynthesis method can be a suitable option for the synthesis of nanoparticles due to advantages such as cost-effectiveness, environmental friendliness, and no use of chemical solvents.


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