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Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles from Fungi and Metal Salts: Scope and Application
Nanoscale Research Letters (2016)
  • Siddiqi KS and Husen A
Abstract


 
Fungi secrete enzymes and proteins as reducing agents which can be used for the synthesis of metal nanoparticles from metal salts. Large-scale production of nanoparticles from diverse fungal strains have great potential since they can be grown even in vitro. In recent years, various approaches have been made to maximize the yield of nanoparticles of varying shape, size and stability. They have been characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffractometry, SEM/TEM, zeta potential measurements, UV-vis and FTIR spectroscopy.  In this review we focus on the biogenic synthesis of metal nanoparticles by fungi to explore the chemistry of their formation extracellularly and intracellularly. Emphasis has been given to the potential of metal nanoparticles as an antimicrobial
agent to inhibit the growth of pathogenic fungi; and on other potential applications.


Keywords
  • Green synthesis,
  • Metal nanoparticles,
  • Antimicrobial,
  • Fungi,
  • Plant
Disciplines
Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Siddiqi KS and Husen A. "Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles from Fungi and Metal Salts: Scope and Application" Nanoscale Research Letters Vol. 11 (2016) p. 98
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/azamal_husen/56/