A Sustainable Approach Towards Synthesis of Moo3 Nanoparticles using Citrus Limetta Pith Extract
Abhimanyu Kanneganti1, Manasa2, Prathyusha Doddapaneni3
1Abhimanyu Kanneganti, Dep.t of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM University, Chennai, India.
2Ch. Manasa, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India.
3Prathyusha Doddapaneni,  Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, SRM University, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on May 23, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 12, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2014. | PP: 128-130  | Volume-3, Issue-5, June 2014.  | Retrieval Number:  E3153063514/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: Our research focused on a sustainable approach for synthesis of molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles, which can be utilized in oxidation catalyst and electrochemical devices research. This study reports the exploit of pith, generally considered as waste, to prepare an aqueous extract of citrus limetta as an eco-friendly agent for synthesis of MoO3 nanoparticles. The obtained product was subjected to X-ray diffraction analysis to confirm the formation of MoO3 nanoparticles by comparing the peak values with JCPDS software which matched with JCPDS card no.35-0609. The transmission electron microscope micrographs were analyzed to study the size and morphology of the nanoparticles. The absorbance spectrum of MoO3 nanoparticles was studied using the UV-spectroscopy and the absorbance peak was observed at 257nm. The functional groups present in the final product were studied using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
Keywords: Sustainable approach, molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles, Green synthesis, Citrus limetta.