Facile biogenic selenium nanoparticle synthesis, characterization and effects on oxidative stress generated by UV in microalgae

Dinc S. K., Vural O. A., KAYHAN F. E., San Keskin N. O.

Particuology, vol.70, pp.30-42, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.partic.2021.12.005
  • Journal Name: Particuology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-42
  • Keywords: Chlorella vulgaris, Green synthesis, Nanoparticles, Oxidative stress
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Chinese Society of Particuology and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of SciencesSince nanoparticle synthesis via chemical and physical methods is expensive and includes hazardous chemicals, biosynthesis has emerged as an environmentally friendly, clean and viable alternative. The present study reports the synthesis of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) using Citricoccus sp. For the production of SeNPs, the influence of some parameters (time, pH, temperature and stirring rate) was studied. Optimum synthesis conditions were found as pH 8, 24 h reaction time, 37 °C and 150 rpm. Synthesized particles were spherical and were 104.46 ± 50.82 nm with a zeta potential of –20.43 ± 0.41 mV. Afterward, the effects of the nanoparticles on oxidative stress biomarkers, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), malondialdehyde (MDA), chlorophyll (a + b) and growth rate, subsequent to UV-C irradiation on Chlorella vulgaris were investigated. In culture contains nanoparticle and UV-C exposed, the amount of H2O2 and MDA decreased on the 1st, 3rd and 7th days following UV exposure compared to UV-applied group, while optical density and cell density increased, the amount of chlorophyll (a + b) changes were statistically similar. Consequently, it has been shown that the synthesized SeNPs alleviated the adverse effects of UV stress in microalgae.