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Rod-shaped gold nanoparticles biosynthesized using Pb2+-induced fungus Aspergillus sp. WL-Au

  • Yuanyuan QuEmail author
  • Shengyang Lian
  • Wenli Shen
  • Zheng Li
  • Jing Yang
  • Henglin Zhang
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Abstract

Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) attracted much attention owing to their distinguished characteristics and applications. In this study, rod-shaped AuNPs were biosynthesized using Pb2+-induced fungus Aspergillus sp. The synthesized AuNPs showed a UV–vis absorption peak at 534 nm. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy analyses showed that rod-shaped AuNPs were biosynthesized and attached on the mycelia surfaces. Energy-dispersive spectrometer analysis identified gold as the unique metallic composition of synthesized nanoparticles. X-ray powder diffraction analysis showed that the AuNPs were face-centered cubic crystalline structure. Furthermore, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis detected functional groups, including C = O, C–O–C, amine I and II which played active roles in AuNPs formation. In addition, the main shape of synthesized AuNPs changed from sphere to rod-shape with the increase of biomass and Pb2+ concentration. This study reports quite uniform rod-shaped AuNPs biosynthesized using Pb2+-induced fungus Aspergillus sp. WL-Au for the first time. This will provide a valid alternative for oriented biosynthesis of AuNPs.

Keywords

Rod shape Gold nanoparticles Biosynthesis Aspergillus Pb2+-induced 

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51508068), the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (No. NCET-13–0077), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. DUT14YQ107), and the Open Project of State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology (No. ESK201529).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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The article does not contain any researches with human participants and/or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuanyuan Qu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shengyang Lian
    • 1
  • Wenli Shen
    • 1
  • Zheng Li
    • 1
  • Jing Yang
    • 1
  • Henglin Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering (Ministry of Education), School of Environmental Science and TechnologyDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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