Bacterially Generated Nanocatalysts and Their Applications

Zhiyong Zheng, Yong Xiao, Feng Zhao, Jens Ulstrup, Jingdong Zhang*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


Nanocatalysts synthesized by bacteria, mainly Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, are reviewed. Mechanisms of nanocatalyst biosynthesis by S. oneidensis MR-1, including intracellular and extracellular biosynthesis, are also discussed. We present characterization techniques such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analyses. The biosynthesis process and information about a variety of resulting biogenic nanoparticle (NP) catalysts, particularly metallic and non-metallic NPs, alloys, and metallic and non-metallic sulfide NPs, are discussed further. Representative applications in electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and biocatalysis are discussed, and opportunities and challenges of biogenic nanocatalysts are summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Catalyst Materials for Bioelectrochemical Systems: Fundamentals and Applications
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Publication date2020
ISBN (Electronic)9780841236684
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesACS Symposium Series


Dive into the research topics of 'Bacterially Generated Nanocatalysts and Their Applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this