Megalamane Siddaramappa Bootharaju

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We have studied the chemical interaction of heavy metal ions such as Hg(II), Hg(I), Pb(II), and Cd(II) of various concentrations with naked and protected silver nanoparticles (Ag@citrate and Ag@MSA, respectively, where MSA is mercaptosuccinic acid). The particles were of 30 and 8 nm diameter, respectively. We observed that the metal ions interact with both(More)
A one-pot synthesis of extremely stable, water-soluble Cu quantum clusters (QCs) capped with a model protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA), is reported. From matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, we assign the clusters to be composed of Cu(5) and Cu(13) cores. The QCs also show luminescence properties having(More)
In this work, we describe the use of silver nanoparticles of 9 ± 2 and 20 ± 5 nm core diameter, protected by mercaptosuccinic acid (MSA) and supported on activated alumina for the removal of mercuric ions present in contaminated waters, at room temperature (28 ± 1 °C). These two nanoparticle samples were prepared by using two Ag:MSA ratios 1:6 and 1:3,(More)
We report a facile and rapid (less than 15 min) synthesis of atomically precise, dithiol-protected, silver quantum cluster, Ag7(DMSA)4 (DMSA: meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid), through a modified solid state route. The as-synthesized cluster exhibits molecular optical absorption features with a prominent λmax at ~500 nm. Composition of the cluster was(More)
Silver nanoparticles with an atomically precise molecular formula [Ag25(SR)18](-) (-SR: thiolate) are synthesized, and their single-crystal structure is determined. This synthesized nanocluster is the only silver nanoparticle that has a virtually identical analogue in gold, i.e., [Au25(SR)18](-), in terms of number of metal atoms, ligand count, superatom(More)
We report the synthesis of luminescent AuAg alloy quantum clusters (QCs) in bovine serum albumin (BSA), for the first time, with experimentally determined atomic composition. Mixing of the as-synthesized protein-protected Au and Ag clusters resulted in the formation of alloy AuAg clusters within the BSA. Mass spectrometric analysis of the product of a 1 : 1(More)
The bottom-up assembly of nanoparticles into diverse ordered solids is a challenge because it requires nanoparticles, which are often quasi-spherical, to have interaction anisotropy akin to atoms and molecules. Typically, anisotropy has been introduced by changing the shape of the inorganic nanoparticle core. Here, we present the design, self-assembly,(More)
The development of luminescent mercury sulfide quantum dots (HgS QDs) through the bio-mineralization process has remained unexplored. Herein, a simple, two-step route for the synthesis of HgS quantum dots in bovine serum albumin (BSA) is reported. The QDs are characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy,(More)
In this work, we use dark-field optical microscopy (DFM) and hyper spectral imaging (HSI) to study the interactions of single Ag and Au nanoparticles (NPs) with Hg in real time, at room temperature (25 uC). NPs were immobilized on glass substrates using 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTMS) as the anchoring agent. Red, green and blue colors were assigned to(More)