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Gold nanoparticle assemblies possess diverse application potential, ranging from industrial nanotechnology to medical biotechnology. Because the structures and properties of assemblies are directly affected by the stabilization mechanism between the organic molecules serving as protecting ligands and the gold nanoparticle surface, it is crucial to find and(More)
Iridium(III) fac-tris(2-phenylpyridine) fac-[Ir(ppy)3] complexes equipped with long alkyl chains were prepared to examine their capability to form organized arrays on the surface of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). The molecules form lamellar arrays at the 1-phenyloctane/HOPG interface. From the analysis of the STM images, it was concluded that(More)
A series of oligopyridine ligands were derived from amino acid amides in which amide oxygen and ternary nitrogen atoms were combined with pyridine moieties. 1H NMR and circular dichroism spectroscopic characterizations revealed that they formed stable Zn2+ complexes in neutral aqueous solutions and caused Zn2+ deficiency in the hepatic stellate cell(More)
The apoferritin protein and apoferritin-Tb(3+) complex were demonstrated to form oligomeric and polymeric self-assemblies in neutral aqueous solutions, based on characterization by using luminescence and UV/Vis spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, and transmission electron microscopy. Addition of a 20-mer or higher poly(arginine) to the solution resulted(More)
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