Biomediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Exiguobacterium mexicanum

Aparna J. Padman, Janey Henderson, Simon Hodgson, Pattanathu Rahman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

245 Downloads (Pure)


Biomediated silver nanoparticle were synthesized using a cell free extract of a soil bacterium, Exiguobacterium mexicanum PR 10.6. The silver nanoparticles were characterised using UV–Vis spectroscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The nanoparticles ranged from 5to40 nm. Extracellular polymeric substance played a critical role in the reduction of silver ion and nanoparticle stabilisation when using the cell free extract. The synthesis using E. mexicanum is an effective eco-friendly, rapid method for silver nanoparticle synthesis within 1 h.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Subject to 12 months embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing).


Dive into the research topics of 'Biomediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Exiguobacterium mexicanum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this