Phyto Synthesis of Manganese-Doped Zinc Nanoparticles Using Carica papaya Leaves: Structural Properties and Its Evaluation for Catalytic, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities

Polymers (Basel). 2022 Apr 29;14(9):1827. doi: 10.3390/polym14091827.


The current study aims to synthesize bimetal oxide nanoparticles (zinc and manganese ions) using the carica papaya leaf extract. The crystallite size of the nanoparticle from X-ray diffraction method was found to be 19.23 nm. The nanosheet morphology was established from Scanning Electron Microscopy. Energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction was used to determine the elemental content of the synthesized material. The atomic percentage of Mn and Zn was found to be 15.13 and 26.63. The weight percentage of Mn and Zn was found to be 7.08 and 10.40. From dynamic light scattering analysis, the hydrodynamic diameter and zeta potential was found to be 135.1 nm and -33.36 eV. The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydroxyl radical, hydroxyl radical, FRAP, and hydrogen peroxide scavenging tests were used to investigate the antioxidant activity of Mn-Zn NPs. Mn-Zn NPs have substantial antioxidant properties. The photocatalytic activity of the Mn-Zn NPs was assessed by their ability to degrade Erichrome black T (87.67%), methyl red dye (78.54%), and methyl orange dye (69.79%). Additionally, it had significant antimicrobial action S. typhi showed a higher zone of inhibition 14.3 ± 0.64 mm. Mn-Zn nanoparticles were utilized as a catalyst for p-nitrophenol reduction. The bimetal oxide Mn-Zn NPs synthesized using C. papaya leaf extract exhibited promising dye degradation activity in wastewater treatment. Thus, the aforementioned approach will be a novel, low cost and ecofriendly approach.

Keywords: antioxidant; degradation; ecofriendly; hydrodynamic diameter; low cost; p-nitrophenol reduction.