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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 33, Number 8
BKCSDE 33(8)
August 20, 2012 

Synthesis of Cysteine Capped Silver Nanoparticles by Electrochemically Active Biofilm and their Antibacterial Activities
Mohammad Mansoob Khan, Shafeer Kalathil, Jintae Lee, Moo Hwan Cho*
Cys-AgNPs, Silver colloidal nanoparticles, (L)-Cysteine, Electrochemically active biofilm (EAB), Hydrogen bonding
Cysteine capped silver nanoparticles (Cys-AgNPs) have been synthesized by employing electrochemically active biofilm (EAB), AgNO3 as precursor and sodium acetate as electron donor in aqueous solution at 30 oC. Cys-AgNPs of 5-10 nm were synthesized and characterized by UV-Vis, FT-IR, XRD and TEM. Capping of the silver nanoparticles with cysteine provides stability to nanoparticles by a thiolate bond between the amino acid and the nanoparticle surface and hydrogen bonding among the Cys-AgNPs. In addition, the antibacterial effects of as-synthesized Cys-AgNPs have been tested against two pathogenic bacteria Escherichia coli (O157:H7) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAO1). The results demonstrate that the as-synthesized Cys-AgNPs can proficiently inhibit the growth and multiplication of E. coli and P. aeruginosa.
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