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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Extracellular Biosynthesis Of Copper And Copper Oxide Nanoparticles By Stereum Hirsutum, A Native White-rot Fungus From Chilean Forests
Author: Cuevas R.
Duran N.
Diez M.C.
Tortella G.R.
Rubilar O.
Abstract: The white-rot fungus Stereum hirsutum was studied to evaluate its applicability for use in the biosynthesis of copper/copper oxide nanoparticles under different pH conditions and in the presence of three different copper salts (CuCl CuSO and Cu(NO. The nanoparticle formation was evaluated by UV-visible spectroscopy, electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), and Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The nanoparticles biosynthesis in presence of all copper salts demonstrated higher formation with 5 mM CuClunder alkaline conditions. TEM analysis confirmed that the nanoparticles were mainly spherical (5 to 20 nm). The presence of amine groups attached to nanoparticles was confirmed by FTIR, which suggests that extracellular protein of fungus is responsible for the formation of the nanoparticles. Therefore, the white-rot fungus S. hirsutum was found to exhibit potential for use in the synthesis of copper/copper oxide nanoparticles.
Editor: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1155/2015/789089
Date Issue: 2015
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