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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 341798, 5 pages
Research Article

Microwave Assisted Rapid and Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using a Pigment Produced by Streptomyces coelicolor klmp33

Department of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka 585106, India

Received 24 April 2013; Revised 27 July 2013; Accepted 27 July 2013

Academic Editor: Francesco Paolo Fanizzi

Copyright © 2013 Deene Manikprabhu and K. Lingappa. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Traditional synthesis of silver nanoparticles using chemical methods produces toxic substances. In contrast biological synthesis is regarded as a safe and nontoxic process but the major drawback of biological synthesis is, this process is slow. In the present investigation, we developed a rapid and green synthesis of silver nanoparticles employing a pigment produced by Streptomyces coelicolor klmp33 in just 90 s. The silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The biobased synthesis developed in this method is a safe, rapid, and appropriate way for bulky synthesis of silver nanoparticles.