journal6 ›› 2012, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (3): 71-75.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-2985.2012.03.017

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Research Progress in Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles


  1. (Department of Chemistry,Zhengzhou University,Zhengzhou 450001,China)
  • Online:2012-05-25 Published:2012-08-24

Abstract: Gold nanoparticles are attracting great attention due to their unique optical,electronic and catalytic properties.Recently,biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles has become a research hotspot due to its economic,non-toxic and eco-friendly characteristics.This article provides an overview of current research methods of biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using bacteria,fungi,actinomycetes,yeast and various plant materials.Different methods are compared,and the characteristics,control of size and shape,and the synthesis mechanisms are discussed.Finally,the application of biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles and the developing trend in the future are also prospected.

Key words: biological synthesis, gold nanoparticles, research progress

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