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Polyelectrolyte-modified cowpea mosaic virus for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles

Aljabali, Alaa A A; Evans, David J.


Alaa A A Aljabali

David J. Evans


Polyelectrolyte surface-modified cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV) can be used for the templated synthesis of narrowly dispersed gold nanoparticles. Cationic polyelectrolyte, poly(allylamine) hydrochloride, is electrostatically bound to the external surface of the virus capsid. The polyelectrolyte-coated CPMV promotes adsorption of aqueous gold hydroxide anionic species, prepared from gold(III) chloride and potassium carbonate, that are easily reduced to form CPMV-templated gold nanoparticles. The process is simple and environmentally benign using only water as solvent at ambient temperature.

Book Type Book Chapter
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Virus hybrids as nanomaterials
Print ISSN 1064-3745
Electronic ISSN 1940-6029
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 1108
Pages 97-103
Book Title Methods in Molecular Biology; Virus Hybrids as Nanomaterials
ISBN 9781627037501; 9781627037518
Keywords Nanoparticles; Gold; Cowpea mosaic virus; Polyelectrolyte; Templated mineralization
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