Synthesis of ultra-small platinum, palladium and gold nanoparticles by Shewanella loihica PV-4 electrochemically active biofilms and their enhanced catalytic activities

Ahmed, Elaf, Kalathil, Shafeer, Shi, Le, Alharbi, Ohoud and Wang, Peng (2018) Synthesis of ultra-small platinum, palladium and gold nanoparticles by Shewanella loihica PV-4 electrochemically active biofilms and their enhanced catalytic activities. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 22 (8). pp. 919-929. ISSN 1319-6103

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Abstract

Ultra-small nanoparticles (USNPs) of noble metals have a great potential in a variety of applications due to their high surface areas and high reactivity. This work employed electrochemically active biofilms (EABs) composed of a single bacterium strain of Shewanella loihica PV-4 and successfully synthesized USNPs of noble metal Au, Pd, and Pt. The synthesized USNPs had a size range between 2 and 7 nm and exhibited excellent catalytic performance in dye decomposition. The results of this work shine light on the use of EABs in nanoparticle synthesis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrochemically active biofilm, Ultra-small nanoparticles, Shewanella loihica
Subjects: C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
F100 Chemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 14:41
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43981

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