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Molecules 2016, 21(8), 1014; doi:10.3390/molecules21081014

Hydrolytic Metallo-Nanozymes: From Micelles and Vesicles to Gold Nanoparticles

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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, via Marzolo, 1, Padova 35131, Italy
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Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, via Giorgieri, 1, Trieste 34127, Italy
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Academic Editor: Hui Wei
Received: 1 July 2016 / Revised: 1 August 2016 / Accepted: 2 August 2016 / Published: 4 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanozymes and Beyond)
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Although the term nanozymes was coined by us in 2004 to highlight the enzyme-like properties of gold nanoparticles passivated with a monolayer of Zn(II)-complexes in the cleavage of phosphate diesters, systems resembling those metallo-nanoparticles, like micelles and vesicles, have been the subject of investigation since the mid-eighties of the last century. This paper reviews what has been done in the field and compares the different nanosystems highlighting the source of catalysis and frequent misconceptions found in the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: micelles; vesicles; aggregation colloids; gold nanoparticles; phosphate cleavage; carboxylate cleavage; hydrolysis; Zn(II); Cu(II) micelles; vesicles; aggregation colloids; gold nanoparticles; phosphate cleavage; carboxylate cleavage; hydrolysis; Zn(II); Cu(II)
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Mancin, F.; Prins, L.J.; Pengo, P.; Pasquato, L.; Tecilla, P.; Scrimin, P. Hydrolytic Metallo-Nanozymes: From Micelles and Vesicles to Gold Nanoparticles. Molecules 2016, 21, 1014.

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