Green synthesis, characterization and optical properties of zinc oxide nanosheets using Olea europe

Green Synthesis, Characterization And Optical Properties Of Zinc Oxide Nanosheets Using Olea Europea Leaf Extract

Akl M. Awwad1*, Borhan Albiss2, Ahmad L. Ahmad1

1Royal Scientific Society, El Hassan Science City, Amman, Jordan

2Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2014, 5 (9), pp 520-524

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2014.5575

Publication Date (Web): Sep 07, 2014



In this paper, a green method is reported for synthesis and characterization of zinc oxide nanosheets using Olea europea leaf extract. ZnO nanosheets were characterized by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The UV-vis absorption spectrum shows an absorption band at 374 nm due to ZnO nanosheets. XRD characterize the final product as highly crystalline ZnO with sizes in the range 18-30 nm. The SEM results reveal a presence of network of randomly oriented ZnO nanosheets or nanoplatelets with an average size of 500 nm and thicknesses of about 20 nm. This facile and green approach may provide a useful tool to large scale synthesis other nanoparticles that have potential biotechnology.


Zinc oxide nanoparticles, Olea europea leaf extract, characterization, optical properties.

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