Chromatographic analysis of phytochemicals in the peel of Musa paradisiaca to synthesize silver nanoparticles




biosynthesis, nanoparticles, musa paradisiaca, chromatographic analysis


This research work used Musa paradisiaca(banana) peels as a natural solvent, assorted with the precursor AgNO3 (10 mM) to perform the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles. The phytochemical components present in the Musa paradisiaca peel extracts were determined by gas chromatography coupled to a mass spectrometer (GC-MS), and it was possible to identify the compounds: 1.2 Ethanediol (60.0261 %) and 2.3 Butanediol (11.2 %); these -diols represent a highly reducing agent for metals, since they act as a solvent for the metal precursor behaving as a reducing agent, and facilitating the formation of nanoparticles. Likewise, the synthesized silver nanoparticles were subjected to a washing and drying treatment to be subsequently characterized by means of UV-Vis and XRD techniques, resulting in a wavelength of 411 nm, which is characteristic of these metallic nanoparticles, and achieving the identification of the face-centered cubic structure (fcc) of the metallic silver, with an average particle size of 21.8 nm according to the Debye-Scherrer equation.

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Author Biographies

María José Buendia-Otero, University of Atlántico

Student, Chemical Engineering.

Deisy Julieth Jiménez-Corzo, University of Atlántico

Student, Chemical Engineering.

Zulia Isabel Caamaño De Ávila, University of Atlántico

PhD in Physical Sciences.

Juan B. Restrepo, University of Atlántico

PhD in Engineering Automation.


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How to Cite

Buendia-Otero, M. J., Jiménez-Corzo, D. J., Caamaño De Ávila, Z. I., & Restrepo, J. B. (2021). Chromatographic analysis of phytochemicals in the peel of Musa paradisiaca to synthesize silver nanoparticles. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (103), 130–137.

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