Noponen, Virpi and Bhat, Shreedhar and Sievänen, Elina and Kolehmainen, Erkki (2008) Novel two-step synthesis of gold nanoparticles capped with bile acid conjugates. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 28 (7). pp. 1144-1148.
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Bile acids and their conjugates are physiologically important molecules. Syntheses and structure elucidation combined with investigation of properties and applications of bile acids and their derivatives are of academic interest. The concept of using bile acids and their conjugates in nanoscience is a novel idea, which opens up fascinating prospects. In this article, an easy and simple route for obtaining N-lithocholyl-l-(cysteine ethyl ester) (3), capable of effectively capping and stabilizing metal nanoparticles, is described. The whole synthetic route needs only two steps giving a moderate to good yield. The gold NPs are characterized by elemental analysis, UV spectroscopy, and TEM. Additionally, 13C CP/MAS NMR studies for different ligand/Au ratios have been performed.
|Subjects:||Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials|
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics|
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
|Deposited On:||27 Jan 2009 03:58|
|Last Modified:||27 Jan 2009 03:58|
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