Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

, Volume 92, Issue 5, pp 1036–1040 | Cite as

Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of BiVO4 Microstructure

  • Nuengruethai Ekthammathat
  • Anukorn Phuruangrat
  • Somchai Thongtem
  • Titipun Thongtem
Biophysical Chemistry


Hyperbranched BiVO4 microstructure were successfully synthesized by a hydrothermal method. Upon characterization the products by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, pure monoclinic hyperbranched BiVO4 with dominant vibration peak at 810 cm–1 and strong photoemission peak at 360 nm was synthesized in the solution with pH 1. In the solution with pH 2, tetragonal BiVO4 phase was also detected. In this research, antibacterial activity against S. aureus and E. coli was investigated by counting the colony forming unit (CFU). At 37°C within 24 h, the monoclinic BiVO4 phase can play the role in inhibiting S. aureus growth (350 CFU/mL remaining bacteria) better than that against E. coli (a large number of remaining bacteria).


hydrothermal method monoclinic BiVO4 antibacterial activity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuengruethai Ekthammathat
    • 1
  • Anukorn Phuruangrat
    • 2
  • Somchai Thongtem
    • 3
    • 4
  • Titipun Thongtem
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Program of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and TechnologyBansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of SciencePrince of Songkla UniversityHat Yai, SongkhlaThailand
  3. 3.Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  4. 4.Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  5. 5.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand

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