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Synthesis of stable cadmium sulfide nanoparticles using surfactin produced by Bacillus amyloliquifaciens strain KSU-109.
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PMID:  21435848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, a surfactin was extracted from a novel surfactant producing bacterial strain Bacillus amyloliquifaciens KSU-109, isolated from rhizosphere of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), and characterized based on 16Sr RNA and sfp genes using Blastn, Blastx and phylogenetic analyses. The study was performed to obtain a renewable bioresource for surfactin production, and its application in nanotechnology as a non-hazardous and environmentally compatible nanoparticle (NP) stabilizer. The strain KSU-109 produced the surfactin with an average yield of 160mg/L with strong surfactant activity, reducing the surface tension of the medium from 72mN/m to 29.3mN/m. The surfactin preparation was used for synthesizing the cadmium sulfide nanoparticles (CdS-NPs) by mixing 0.005% surfactin with 1mM Cd(NO(3))(2) in 1:1 ratio (v/v) and 10mM Na(2)S solution at pH 7.2 and ambient temperature, which were stable up to 120 days. The surfactin stabilized CdS-NPs were characterized using XRD, TEM, and spectroscopic techniques. The data revealed a significant role of surfactin as a stabilizer and capping agent, which also causes phase transition to yield the cubic/hexagonal CdS-NPs of average size of 3-4nm. The results elucidated the significance of biocompatible and biodegradable surfactin as an effective and inexpensive stabilizing agent for developing stable CdS nanoparticles.
Braj Raj Singh; Sourabh Dwivedi; Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy; Javed Musarrat
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4367     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9315133     Medline TA:  Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Al-Jeraisy Chair for DNA Research, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
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