Obtention of metallic nanowires by protein biotemplating and their catalytic application

Josué Juárez, Adriana Cambón, Sonia Goy-López, Antonio Topete, Pablo Taboada*, Víctor Mosquera

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Abstract

Gold nanowires were obtained by a seeded growth process using protein lysozyme fibrils as biotemplates. The degree of metal coverage until full biotemplate coverage onto the fibril was controlled by the gold salt concentration and the number of sequential additions of metal growth solutions. The hybrid fibrils might have a potential use as catalysts since they display enhanced catalytic activity in the reduction of p-nitrophenol to p-aminophenol by NaBH4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2680-2687
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Volume1
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

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