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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(5), 273;

Cucurbit[n]uril (n = 6, 7) Based Carbon-Gold Hybrids with Peroxidase-Like Activity

The State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy, Coal Conversion and New Carbon Materials Hubei Key Laboratory, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081, China
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Received: 4 April 2018 / Revised: 17 April 2018 / Accepted: 20 April 2018 / Published: 24 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Nano-architectures)
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Despite the combination of molecular recognition and local electric field enhancement endowing cucurbit[n]uril-capped metallic nanoparticles, indicating great potential in a variety of areas, prior work has paid little attention to carbonizing cucurbit[n]uril on the surface of gold nanoparticles, which may propose new carbon-gold hybrid materials with interesting applications. In this work, we developed a simple and cost-effective method to prepare carbon-gold hybrids by carbonizing cucurbit[n]uril modified gold nanoparticles. The as-prepared cucurbit[n]uril based carbon and carbon-gold hybrid materials have shown to possess peroxidase-like activity. All cucurbit[n]uril based nanomaterials exhibited high catalytic activity over a pH range 2–6 and more tolerant to high temperature (up to 60 °C) when compared to natural horseradish peroxidase. View Full-Text
Keywords: cucurbit[n]uril; gold nanoparticles; carbon-gold hybrid; peroxidase-like activity cucurbit[n]uril; gold nanoparticles; carbon-gold hybrid; peroxidase-like activity

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Zhang, L.; Zeng, Y.; Liu, S.; Liang, F. Cucurbit[n]uril (n = 6, 7) Based Carbon-Gold Hybrids with Peroxidase-Like Activity. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 273.

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