Protein-directed formation of silver nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Studies of silver nanoparticle formation using MWNT-protein/polypeptide conjugates are reported. Our findings suggest that there is selectivity in the formation of silver nanoparticles depending on the nature of the protein. Protein-mediated mineralization is facile and can be carried out under mild conditions, thereby enabling retention of the biological activity of the protein.
Bale, S.S.; Asuri, P.; Karajanagi, S.S.; Kane, R.S.; Dordick, J.S. Protein-directed formation of silver nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes, Advanced Materials, 19, 3167-3170 (2007).