Polyhistidine fusion proteins can nucleate the growth of CdSe nanoparticles.

A (His-Asn)6 domain fused to fatty acid binding protein provides the low-temperature assembly of CdSe nanoparticles starting with common inorganic salt precursors. This observation is significant, since fusion proteins with this protein domain are common for affinity purification. While not optimized, this domain readily provides CdSe nanoparticles from… CONTINUE READING