synthesis and characterization nanoemulsion from thymus and cumin oil extracts

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Bacteriology Immunology and Mycology. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. BENHA UNIVERSITY

2 Bacteriology, Immunology and Mycology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University


As a result of the emergence of a number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Therefore, it became necessary to search for alternatives that protect humans and preserve food from these microbes including oily plant extracts and nanomaterials manufactured from them. In this study, nanomaterials were synthesized from thyme essential oil, cumin essential oil, and a mixture of them. The chemical composition of the nanoemulsion was determined by gas mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) and the size by zeta-potential microscopy and TEM. GC-MS analysis of thyme nanoemulsion detected 11 compounds mainly oleyl oleate (33.19) and the microemulsion of cumin contained 11 compounds mainly 2-methyl-phenylpropanal (41.84) and the mixture contained mainly 7 compounds (31.54) and the TEM of thyme was and the latency and nanoporous admixture are 31.70 ± 1.58 nm, 31 + 69 ± 1.58 nm, 21.9 ± 1.58 nm, respectively. There is no collecting, homogeneous size, and spheral nature. Zeta potentials were 0.158, 0.8872, 0.258 respectively


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