Ethylene glycol monolayer protected nanoparticles for eliminating nonspecific binding with biological molecules.

@article{Zheng2003EthyleneGM,
  title={Ethylene glycol monolayer protected nanoparticles for eliminating nonspecific binding with biological molecules.},
  author={Ming Zheng and Fredric Davidson and Xueying Huang},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 26},
  pages={7790-1}
}
The usefulness of the hybrid materials of nanoparticles and biological molecules in many occasions depends on how well one can achieve a rational design based on specific binding and programmable assembly. Nonspecific binding between nanoparticles and biomolecules is one of the major barriers for achieving its utilities in a biological system. In this paper, we demonstrate a new approach to eliminate nonspecific interactions between nanoparticles and proteins by synthesizing ethylene glycol… CONTINUE READING