Protein-protected luminescent noble metal quantum clusters: an emerging trend in atomic cluster nanoscience

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Title Protein-protected luminescent noble metal quantum clusters: an emerging trend in atomic cluster nanoscience
 
Creator Lourdu Xavier, Paulrajpillai; DSTUNS, IIT Madras
Chaudhari, Kamalesh; DBT, DSTUNS, IIT Madras
Baksi, Ananya; DST UNS, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Madras
Pradeep, Thalappil; Indian Institute of Technology Madras
 
Subject protein; peptide; noble metals; nano; quantum cluster; fluorescence
 
Description Noble metal quantum clusters (NMQCs) are the missing link between isolated noble metal atoms and nanoparticles. NMQCs are sub-nanometer core sized clusters composed of a group of atoms, most often luminescent in the visible region, and possess intriguing photo-physical and chemical properties. A trend is observed in the use of ligands, ranging from phosphines to functional proteins, for the synthesis of NMQCs in the liquid phase. In this review, we briefly overview recent advancements in the synthesis of protein protected NMQCs with special emphasis on their structural and photo-physical properties. In view of the protein protection, coupled with direct synthesis and easy functionalization, this hybrid QC-protein system is expected to have numerous optical and bioimaging applications in the future, pointers in this direction are visible in the literature.Keywords: protein; peptide; noble metals; nano; quantum cluster; fluorescence(Published: 3 February 2012)Citation: Nano Reviews 2012, 3: 14767 - DOI: 10.3402/nano.v3i0.14767
 
Publisher Co-Action Publishing
 
Contributor Department of Science and Technology, India
 
Date 2012-02-03
 
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Identifier http://www.nanoreviewsexperiments.net/index.php/nano/article/view/14767
10.3402/nr.v3i0.14767
 
Source Nano Reviews & Experiments; Vol 3 (2012) incl Supplements
2002-2727
 
Language eng
 
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