Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Computational Chemistry


Electrochemical synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial screening of copper oxide nanoclusters

Author(s): Manisha R. Sawant, Anjali S. Rajbhoj, Bhaskarrao H. Zaware, S. S. Jadhav and M. S. Nimase

The present study describes synthesis of copper oxide nanoclusters by electrochemical reduction method wherein copper metal sheet was used as a sacrificial anode while platinum was used as an inert cathode. The electrolysis was carried out at varied current density for 2 hrs in aqueous solutions using tetrabutyl phosphonium bromide (TBPB) as a capping agent. The nanostructure of the synthesized nanoclusters have been analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FT-IR) and UV–Vis spectro-photometer. The copper oxide nanoclusters were screened for their antimicrobial activity.

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