Capping of gold nanoparticles by the amino acid lysine renders them water-dispersible

P. R. Selvakannan, Saikat Mandal, Sumant Phadtare, Renu Pasricha, Murali Sastry

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Capping of gold nanoparticles with amino acid lysine was discussed. Amino acid was used for surface modification of gold nanoparticles. It was found that this methodology can be used for the formation of medically important bioconjugates and in reactions such as peptide bond formation and esterification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3545-3549
Number of pages5
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

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