Sci Rep 2021 Apr 15;11(1):8305. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
Department of Chemistry, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
In this research, zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) were prepared via a facile one-pot chemical precipitation approach and applied in the adsorption of bromophenol blue (BRB) and as antifungal agents against the filamentous fungi and plant pathogens; Alternaria alternata CGJM3078, Alternaria alternata CGJM3006 and Fusarium verticilliodes CGJM3823. The ZnONPs were characterized by the UV-Vis, FTIR, XRD, TGA, BET, SEM, TEM, and EDX techniques, which showed efficient synthesis. The characteristics ZnO UV-Vis absorption band was observed at 375 nm, while the XRD showed an average ZnONPs crystalline size of 47. Read More