Open Access Nano Perspectives

Lactobacillusassisted synthesis of titanium nanoparticles

K Prasad1*, Anal K Jha2 and AR Kulkarni3

Author Affiliations

1 University Department of Physics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, 812 007, India

2 University Department of Chemistry, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, 812 007, India

3 Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 400 076, India

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2007, 2:248-250  doi:10.1007/s11671-007-9060-x

Published: 19 May 2007

Abstract

An eco-friendlylactobacillussp. (microbe) assisted synthesis of titanium nanoparticles is reported. The synthesis is performed at room temperature. X-ray and transmission electron microscopy analyses are performed to ascertain the formation of Ti nanoparticles. Individual nanoparticles as well as a number of aggregates almost spherical in shape having a size of 40–60 nm are found.

Keywords:
Nano titanium; Nanoparticles; Lactobacillussp.; Eco-friendly