Biologically Programmed Synthesis of Bimetallic Nanostructures


  • This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Supporting information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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Catalytic bimetallic nanoparticles are synthesized by exploiting the interaction between peptides and inorganic materials to program the peptide sequence such that it can serve as a template in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles as well as direct the binding to Pd ions to the surface of the Au nanoparticles (see figure).