Nanomaterials 2011, 1(1), 64-78; doi:10.3390/nano1010064
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Fabrication of Size-Tunable Metallic Nanoparticles Using Plasmid DNA as a Biomolecular Reactor

Received: 28 July 2011; in revised form: 26 September 2011 / Accepted: 10 October 2011 / Published: 21 October 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue From Molecules to Nanomaterials)
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Abstract: Plasmid DNA can be used as a template to yield gold, palladium, silver, and chromium nanoparticles of different sizes based on variations in incubation time at 70 °C with gold phosphine complexes, with the acetates of silver or palladium, or chromium acetylacetonate. The employment of mild synthetic conditions, minimal procedural steps, and aqueous solvents makes this method environmentally greener and ensures general feasibility. The use of plasmids exploits the capabilities of the biotechnology industry as a source of nanoreactor materials.
Keywords: plasmid DNA; biomolecular reactor; gold; silver; palladium; chromium nanoparticles; green synthesis
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Samson, J.; Piscopo, I.; Yampolski, A.; Nahirney, P.; Parpas, A.; Aggarwal, A.; Saleh, R.; Drain, C.M. Fabrication of Size-Tunable Metallic Nanoparticles Using Plasmid DNA as a Biomolecular Reactor. Nanomaterials 2011, 1, 64-78.

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Samson J, Piscopo I, Yampolski A, Nahirney P, Parpas A, Aggarwal A, Saleh R, Drain CM. Fabrication of Size-Tunable Metallic Nanoparticles Using Plasmid DNA as a Biomolecular Reactor. Nanomaterials. 2011; 1(1):64-78.

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Samson, Jacopo; Piscopo, Irene; Yampolski, Alex; Nahirney, Patrick; Parpas, Andrea; Aggarwal, Amit; Saleh, Raihan; Drain, Charles Michael. 2011. "Fabrication of Size-Tunable Metallic Nanoparticles Using Plasmid DNA as a Biomolecular Reactor." Nanomaterials 1, no. 1: 64-78.

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