The authors thank Ellen Kern for the SEM measurements and Dr. Dirk Dorfs and Dr. Stephen G. Hickey for fruitful discussions. We also thank Prof. Dr. Hannes Lichte for the possibility to perform TEM measurements at the Triebenberg Laboratory.
Fungal Templates for Noble-Metal Nanoparticles and Their Application in Catalysis†
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 41, pages 7876–7879, September 29, 2008
How to Cite
Bigall, Nadja C., Reitzig, M., Naumann, W., Simon, P., van Pée, K.-H. and Eychmüller, A. (2008), Fungal Templates for Noble-Metal Nanoparticles and Their Application in Catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 7876–7879. doi: 10.1002/anie.200801802
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 4 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Received: 17 APR 2008
- template synthesis;
- transition metals
Living templates: Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium nanoparticles are synthesized. The as-obtained citrate-stabilized solutions are used as growth media for a variety of fungi. The nanoparticles partly assemble onto the mycelia, leading to a hybrid structure which consists of a biological template covered with nanoparticles. Supercritical drying of these structures conserves the three-dimensional tubular shape.