Tryptophan-based peptides to synthesize gold and silver nanoparticles: a mechanistic and kinetic study.

@article{Si2007TryptophanbasedPT,
  title={Tryptophan-based peptides to synthesize gold and silver nanoparticles: a mechanistic and kinetic study.},
  author={Satyabrata Si and Tarun K Mandal},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={3160-8}
}
Synthetic oligopeptides with a tryptophan residue at the C-terminus have been used for the synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles at pH 11. The tryptophan residue in the peptides is responsible for the reduction of metal ions to the respective metals, possibly through electron transfer. A mechanistic pathway has been proposed to explain the reductive properties of the tryptophan moiety of the peptide based on some spectroscopic techniques, such as UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy… CONTINUE READING
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