Synthesis, Characterization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Applications as Nano-fertilizers on Some Quality Characters of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.)

Authors(2) :-Ganesan Vijaiyan Siva, Lazer Fany John Benita

Iron oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by co–precipitation method. FE-SEM revealed the morphology of synthesized iron oxide nanoparticles were spherical in shape with a size range of 20–30 nm, EDS confirms the elemental composition of ferric oxide nanoparticles. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using X-ray diffraction analysis which confirmed the crystal structure corresponding to magnetite (Fe3O4). FTIR reveals the functional group of active compounds present in the synthesized iron oxide nanoparticles. The shift in the Raman spectra testifies the presence of iron oxide nanoparticles. The iron oxide nanoparticles are given to ginger plants and their performance based on biochemical parameters showed promising response, indicating good cellular health of the plants when compared to iron chelated supplementation. The simplicity and versatility of the present approach using nano-fertilizers as plant supplements is a smart farming approach. Increasing the iron content in food may also helps in biofortification as it enhances iron storage in edible plants therefore addresses the problem of iron-deficiency anemia, one of the most prevalent human micronutrient deficiencies globally.

Authors and Affiliations

Ganesan Vijaiyan Siva
Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras, Maraimalai (Guindy) Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Lazer Fany John Benita
Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras, Maraimalai (Guindy) Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nanobiotechnology, nanofertilizer, iron oxide nanoparticles and ginger.

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 11-18
Manuscript Number : IJSRST16231
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Ganesan Vijaiyan Siva, Lazer Fany John Benita, " Synthesis, Characterization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Applications as Nano-fertilizers on Some Quality Characters of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.11-18, May-June-2016.
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