Biosynthesis and Characterization of Copper Nanoparticles Using Shewanella oneidensis: Application for Click Chemistry.

@article{Kimber2018BiosynthesisAC,
  title={Biosynthesis and Characterization of Copper Nanoparticles Using Shewanella oneidensis: Application for Click Chemistry.},
  author={Richard L Kimber and Edward T. Lewis and Fabio Parmeggiani and Kurt Smith and Heath Bagshaw and Toby Starborg and Nimisha Joshi and A I Figueroa and G van der Laan and Giannantonio Cibin and Diego Gianolio and Sarah J Haigh and Richard A. D. Pattrick and Nicholas J. Turner and Jonathan R. Lloyd},
  journal={Small},
  year={2018},
  volume={14 10}
}
Copper nanoparticles (Cu-NPs) have a wide range of applications as heterogeneous catalysts. In this study, a novel green biosynthesis route for producing Cu-NPs using the metal-reducing bacterium, Shewanella oneidensis is demonstrated. Thin section transmission electron microscopy shows that the Cu-NPs are predominantly intracellular and present in a typical size range of 20-40 nm. Serial block-face scanning electron microscopy demonstrates the Cu-NPs are well-dispersed across the 3D structure… CONTINUE READING