We thank the NSF (BES0422791 and BES0329482) for financial support of this research. We also thank Dr. Georgiou for kindly providing E. coli strain R189.
Microbial Synthesis of CdS Nanocrystals in Genetically Engineered E. coli†
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 28, pages 5186–5189, June 27, 2008
How to Cite
Kang, S., Bozhilov, Krassimir N., Myung, Nosang V., Mulchandani, A. and Chen, W. (2008), Microbial Synthesis of CdS Nanocrystals in Genetically Engineered E. coli. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 5186–5189. doi: 10.1002/anie.200705806
- Issue published online: 20 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Received: 18 DEC 2007
- NSF. Grant Numbers: BES0422791, BES0329482
- genetic engineering;
A bacterial biofactory: Escherichia coli strains were genetically engineered to produce phytochelatins (PCs) as capping agents and used for the intracellular synthesis of fluorescent and water-soluble PC-coated CdS nanoparticles (see figure). The size of the semiconductor nanocrystals could be tuned by controlling the population of the capping PCs. SpPCS is the PC synthase from Schizosaccharomyces pombe; GSHI*=γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase.