Journal of Materials NanoScience https://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns <p>Journal of Materials NanoScience is a peer reviewed indexed international journal for publication of research advances in Materials Science, Advanced Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Polymers, NanoScience, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Bionanotechnology and smart materials development.</p> ScienceIn Publishing en-US Journal of Materials NanoScience 2394-0867 In vitro anticancer and antitubercular activities of cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite synthesized using deep eutectic solvent as a dispersant https://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/188 <p>In the current scenario, Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) are persuasive greener solvents for the successful synthesis of different nanostructures due to their tunable properties with enhanced applications. We report here the successful formation of a nanocomposite based on cellulose and magnetite nanoparticles. The method of isolating cellulose from fruit shells of <em>Limonia acidissima </em>(L.) as detailed in the work is described for the first time. Magnetite nanoparticles were synthesized through the cost effective co-precipitation method and DES embracing choline chloride and fructose were used as non-toxic dispersant for the synthesis of cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite. Various physiochemical parameters like compositional, structural, morphological and magnetic properties are analyzed using FTIR, XRD, HRTEM, SAED and VSM techniques. Anticancer and antitubercular activities, performed by MTT and LRP assays respectively, reveals that the IC<sub>50 </sub>values for cellulose, magnetite and cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite are found to be 20.65 µg/ml, 44.66 µg/ml and 8.685 µg/ml and cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite shows 51.95% inhibition at 200 µg/ml concentration against <em>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</em>. The obtained results suggest that the prepared cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite can serve as a potential candidate for drug designing with the use of green solvents.</p> Swathi Pon Sakthi Sri. V Mary George Copyright (c) 2021 ScienceIn Publishing 2021-02-07 2021-02-07 8 1 1 10 Biosynthesis of Silver nanoparticles using Olive Wastewater https://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/243 <p>Biosynthesis of the metallic nanoparticle is gaining importance because it is a single-step process, nontoxic, environmentally acceptable, and easily scaled up. The present study investigated the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) via reacting olive wastewater filtrate (OWF) with silver nitrate, and the formation of AgNPs was confirmed by a color change of the reaction mixture and visible spectrophotometry. Additionally, the influence of pH, reaction time, AgNO<sub>3</sub> concentration, temperature, and OWF volume on the proposed method was investigated. It was found that with increasing the mentioned parameters, the formation of the AgNPs was increased under the experimental conditions. The results showed that OWF represented a promising material for the biosynthesis of AgNPs.</p> Abdounasser Albasher Omar Nawal Abdurazq Ahmad Mawada Moftah Rajab Nour Elhoda Berrisha Amani Almabrouk Alnakkaa Bushra Adel Alshareef Rana Rajab Qadmour Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Materials NanoScience 2021-04-05 2021-04-05 8 1 11 15