An eco-friendly physicocultural-based rapid synthesis of selenium nanoparticles

Shubhangi Shirsat*, Ambadas Kadam, Vijaykumar V. Jadhav, Manohar K. Zate, Mu Naushad, B. N. Pawar, Rajaram S. Mane, Kwang Ho Kim

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The eco-friendly, safe, and cost-effective synthesis of selenium (Se) nanoparticles (NPs) by microorganisms is an important branch of nanotechnology and is considered to be a green synthesis. Functional biosynthesized Se NPs find various applications if they are have definite shapes and sizes, which can be obtained by controlling the cultural conditions and physical operation parameters during the biosynthesis process. We depict the rapid (∼12 h) synthesis of Se NPs using a tryptic soy broth culture under the experimental conditions of pH ∼9, temperature ∼50 °C, in sunlight. The optimized conditions helped us to synthesize chemically and environmentally stable Se NPs. The main aim of the present study is to optimize the different cultural media, temperature, pH, light intensity, concentration of selenium dioxide, and the time of reaction for the rapid blend of Se NPs by Pantoea agglomerans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48420-48426
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number54
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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