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Natural biopolymers: novel templates for the synthesis of nanostructures

  • Padalkar, Sonal School of Materials Engineering, and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • Capadona, Jephrey R. Rehabilitation Research and Development, Louis Stokes Cleveland DVA Medical Center, USA
  • Rowan, Suart J. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • Weder, Christoph Adolphe Merkle Institute and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, University of Fribourg, Switzerland - Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering and Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • Won, Yu-Ho School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • Stanciu, Lia A. School of Materials Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • Moon, Robert J. School of Materials Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
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    09.02.2010
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  • Langmuir. - 2010, vol. 26, no. 11, p. 8497–8502
English Biological systems such as proteins, viruses, and DNA have been most often reported to be used as templates for the synthesis of functional nanomaterials, but the properties of widely available biopolymers, such as cellulose, have been much less exploited for this purpose. Here, we report for the first time that cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) have the capacity to assist in the synthesis of metallic nanoparticle chains. A cationic surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), was critical to nanoparticle stabilization and CNC surface modification. Silver, gold, copper, and platinum nanoparticles were synthesized on CNCs, and the nanoparticle density and particle size were controlled by varying the concentration of CTAB, the pH of the salt solution, and the reduction time.
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Adolphe Merkle Institute
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