Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles: A Review

Lengke, Maggy F., Sanpawanitchakit, Charoen and Southam, Gordon (2011). Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles: A Review. In Mahendra Rai and Nelson Duran (Ed.), Metal nanoparticles in microbiology (pp. 37-74) Berlin Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-18312-6_3

Author Lengke, Maggy F.
Sanpawanitchakit, Charoen
Southam, Gordon
Title of chapter Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles: A Review
Title of book Metal nanoparticles in microbiology
Place of Publication Berlin Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-18312-6_3
Open Access Status
Year available 2011
Series Metal Nanoparticles in Microbiology
ISBN 9783642183119
Editor Mahendra Rai
Nelson Duran
Chapter number 3
Start page 37
End page 74
Total pages 38
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
 Many living and dead bacteria, cyanobacteria, and algae have the ability to produce gold nanoparticles with properties similar to chemically synthesised materials. During the past two decades, the interaction of these microorganisms and two gold solutions [gold(I)–thiosulfate and gold(III)–chloride] have been well investigated, although biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles is relatively new. Intracellular synthesis of gold nanoparticles, as well as extracellular formation of nanoparticles in the presence of these microorganisms has been successfully demonstrated. This chapter presents a comprehensive review of research conducted on the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles by bacteria, cyanobacteria, and algae using gold(I)–thiosulfate [Au(S2O3) 2 3−] and gold(III)–chloride [AuCl 4 −] complexes, with discussion including the size/shape, mechanisms, and potential applications of gold nanoparticles.
Keyword Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Filamentous Cyanobacteria
Algal Biomass
Extracellular Synthesis
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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