Journal of Biotechnology & Bioresearch

A Facile and Cost Effective Synthesis of Biomass-Supported Palladium Nanoparticles Using Sodium Hypophosphite for Catalytic Dechlorination of Chlorobenzene

  • Open or CloseJacob B Omajali1,2* and Lynne E Macaskie2

    1Department of Chemistry, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada

    2Unit of Functional Bio-nanomaterials, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

    *Corresponding author: Jacob B Omajali, Department of Chemistry, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Submission: December 03, 2020; Published: December 22, 2020


Although molecular hydrogen is very useful in environmentally clean technology, its usage also comes with some associated hazards and hence the need to use hydrogen donor compounds such as sodium hypophosphite in the generation of hydrogen as electron donor. In this study, sodium hypophosphite was utilized as a source of hydrogen and as an electron donor in the biogenic reduction of palladium onto the surface of bacterial cells (aerobic and anaerobic bacteria) to produce bio-nanoparticles with potential in the dehalogenation of chlorinated pollutants like chlorobenzene. The purpose of this paper is to provide a facile and cost effective approach to the synthesis of biogenic nanoparticles using sodium hypophosphite as a hydrogen donor compound.

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