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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 13720-13737; doi:10.3390/ijms150813720

Biosurfactant Mediated Biosynthesis of Selected Metallic Nanoparticles

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Department of Environmental Microbiology, Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas,6 Kossutha Str., 40-844 Katowice, Poland
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School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, N. Ireland, UK
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Received: 29 May 2014 / Revised: 27 June 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Nanoparticles 2014)
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Developing a reliable experimental protocol for the synthesis of nanomaterials is one of the challenging topics in current nanotechnology particularly in the context of the recent drive to promote green technologies in their synthesis. The increasing need to develop clean, nontoxic and environmentally safe production processes for nanoparticles to reduce environmental impact, minimize waste and increase energy efficiency has become essential in this field. Consequently, recent studies on the use of microorganisms in the synthesis of selected nanoparticles are gaining increased interest as they represent an exciting area of research with considerable development potential. Microorganisms are known to be capable of synthesizing inorganic molecules that are deposited either intra- or extracellularly. This review presents a brief overview of current research on the use of biosurfactants in the biosynthesis of selected metallic nanoparticles and their potential importance. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanobiotechnology; biosynthesis; metals nanoparticles (MeNPs); biosurfactants nanobiotechnology; biosynthesis; metals nanoparticles (MeNPs); biosurfactants
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Płaza, G.A.; Chojniak, J.; Banat, I.M. Biosurfactant Mediated Biosynthesis of Selected Metallic Nanoparticles. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 13720-13737.

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