Biosynthesis of silver phosphate (Ag3PO4) nanoparticles
What is it about?
Silver phosphate (Ag3PO4) nanoparticles are important because of their antibacterial and photocatalytic properties. In this research, we have shown the biological synthesis of these nanoparticles for the first time.
Why is it important?
Our results approve that B. pasteurii as a rhizobacterium is capable of solubilizing phosphorus from its organic growth medium and mineralizing it to extracellular inorganic phosphate ions. The mentioned bacterial secretions not only provide phosphate ions for the synthesis of nanoparticles but also stabilize the nuclei in the nanometer range and in colloidal form.