Bio-assisted synthesis of ferric sulphide nanoparticles for agricultural applications
- Green synthesis, Ferric sulphide, Agglomeration, Morphology
Herein, Ferric sulphide nanoparticles were prepared by co-precipitation (green synthesis) method.Structural study (XRD) confirms the crystalline nature of prepared Ferric sulphide nanoparticles. The crystallite size was estimated and it was found to ~2.0 nm. The surface morphology of the Fe2S3 nanoparticles shows the agglomeration and is sponge and dried algae like structure. EDS analysis reveals the presence of Fe, S, O and C elements in the prepared Ferric sulphide nanoparticles. FTIR spectrum of Ferric sulphide shows the characteristic peaks that confirms the presence of Fe and S in the sample. Moreover, the plant growth study proves that Ferric sulphide nanoparticles could be used as a fertilizer to enhance the agricultural production.