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Microbial synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Bacillus sp.

Pugazhenthiran, Nalenthiran and Anandan, Sambandam and Kathiravan, Govindarajan and Udaya Prakash, Nyayiru Kannaian and Crawford, Simon and Ashokkumar, Muthupandian (2009) Microbial synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Bacillus sp. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (7). pp. 1811-1815.

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A silver resistant Bacillus sp. was isolated through exposure of an aqueous AgNO3 solution to the atmosphere. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized using these airborne bacteria (Bacillus sp.). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analyses confirmed that silver nanoparticles of 5–15 nm in size were deposited in the periplasmic space of the bacterial cells; a preferable cell surface location for the easy recovery of biogenic nanoparticles.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bacteria - Nanoparticles - Bacillus sp. - Silver - Nanobiotechnology
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanoscale biological processes
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
ID Code:7711
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:31 Mar 2010 16:38
Last Modified:31 Mar 2010 16:38

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