A designer peptide as a template for growing Au nanoclusters

Roberto De La Rica, Lesley W. Chow, Christine Maria Horejs, Manuel Mazo, Ciro Chiappini, E. Thomas Pashuck, Ronit Bitton, Molly M. Stevens

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A peptide was designed to generate a sub-nanometric template that guides the growth of fluorescent gold nanoclusters. The peptide was endorsed with nucleating moieties and a three-dimensional structure that arrests the growth of ultrasmall nanoparticles. The nanoclusters are not cytotoxic and can be found in the cytosol of cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10648-10650
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number74
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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