Biosynthesis of alternan-stabilized selenium nanoparticles: A study on characterization and applications for antibacterial and antifungal purposes

ElObeid T., Yilmaz M. T., Ispirli H., SAĞDIÇ O., Taylan O., Basahel A., ...More

Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24701556.2024.2355358
  • Journal Name: Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Alternan–selenium nanoparticles, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities, characterization, food safety
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the alternan/selenium nanoparticles (Alt/SeNPs) were characterized with respect to their formation, morphology, size, selenium distribution, molecular, crystallographic, and thermal properties using UV–Vis spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, EDAX, FTIR, XRD, DSC and TGA measurements. UV–VIS measurements confirmed the synthesis of nanoparticles by observing a maximum surface plasmon resonance peak at 212 nm. In this study, alternan contributed to stabilizing the dispersion of SeNPs, resulting in a cluster of spherical and well-dispersed nanoparticles ranging in size from 50 to 90 nanometers. Nanoparticles were found to be highly thermally stable and in a nanocrystalline structure. The ABTS and CUPRAC radical scavenging activities of Alt/SeNPs were remarkable (95% and 78% at 4 and 6 mg/mL levels of Alt/SeNPs, respectively). Alt/SeNPs had also good inhibitory activities (3.5–4.0 and 4–15 mm of inhibition zone levels at 5 mg/mL level of Alt/against foodborne pathogenic bacteria and fungi, respectively).