Synthesis of Cinnamon Nanoparticles by Using Laser Ablation Technique

Abstract

The natural polyphenolic compound that cinnamon contains has a vast range of pharmacological and medicinal properties which are well known for their diverse biological activities. Diverse biomedical and pharmacological applications benefit arise from organic nanoparts with regulated properties. Cinnamon nanoparticles (CNPs) are bioactive and non-toxic, They can be effective as antibacterial agents. Driven by this notion, pulse laser ablation in liquid technique (PLAL) was used to prepare spherical cinnamon NPs. Using Q-switched Nd:YAG with a wavelength of 1064 nm pulse laser of constant energy 500 mJ, with different number of laser pulses (250, 500, 750, 1000) pulse /sec. Morphology and optical properties of the synthesized CNPs of differing laser fluence were determined. Samples were described through FESEM, UV-Vis and FTIR. The synergy between ethanol as a liquid growth media and fundamental laser wavelength has been the cause of certain distinctive characteristics of CNPs. The spherical CNPs achieved in the suspension of ethanol have been established to be helpful for antioxidant purposes.