Cover Picture: Saccharide-Modified Nanodiamond Conjugates for the Efficient Detection and Removal of Pathogenic Bacteria (Chem. Eur. J. 21/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Mirja Hartmann,

    1. Otto Diels Institute for Organic Chemistry, Christiana Albertina University Kiel, Otto-Hahn-Platz 3-4, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
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  • Patrick Betz,

    1. Institute for Organic Chemistry, Würzburg University, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)
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  • Yuchen Sun,

    1. Institute for Organic Chemistry, Würzburg University, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Stanislav N. Gorb,

    1. Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, Christiana Albertina University Kiel, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst,

    Corresponding author
    1. Otto Diels Institute for Organic Chemistry, Christiana Albertina University Kiel, Otto-Hahn-Platz 3-4, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
    • Otto Diels Institute for Organic Chemistry, Christiana Albertina University Kiel, Otto-Hahn-Platz 3-4, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Anke Krueger

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Organic Chemistry, Würzburg University, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)
    2. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Research Center for Complex Materials Systems, Würzburg University, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)
    • Institute for Organic Chemistry, Würzburg University, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)
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Abstract

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A carbohydrate-modifiednanodiamond is a valuable new material for the straightforward detection and efficient removal of pathogenic bacteria from polluted water sources. It is nontoxic and can readily be used in difficult environments. Furthermore, sugar specificity of bacterial surface proteins allows for identification and targeted sectioning of particular virulent strains through tailored glycosylation of the nanodiamond surface. For more details see the Full Paper by A. Krueger, T. K. Lindhorst et al. on page 6485 ff.

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