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Virus-templated silica nanoparticles

Steinmetz, Nicole F.; Shah, Sachin N.; Barclay, J. Elaine; Rallapalli, Ghanasyam; Lomonossoff, George P.; Evans, David J.


Nicole F. Steinmetz

Sachin N. Shah

J. Elaine Barclay

Ghanasyam Rallapalli

George P. Lomonossoff

David J. Evans


An engineered variant of the plant virus, Cowpea mosaic virus, can template the controlled fabrication of silica nanoparticles of ≈30 nm diameter under environmentally benign conditions at ambient temperature and in aqueous solvent. This is the first reported mineralization of the external surface of a cage-like viral bionanoparticle.


Steinmetz, N. F., Shah, S. N., Barclay, J. E., Rallapalli, G., Lomonossoff, G. P., & Evans, D. J. (2009). Virus-templated silica nanoparticles. Small, 5(7), 813-816.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 19, 2008
Online Publication Date Feb 5, 2009
Publication Date Apr 6, 2009
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Small
Print ISSN 1613-6810
Electronic ISSN 1613-6829
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 7
Pages 813-816
Keywords Cowpea mosaic virus, mineralisation, silica, bionanoscience, REF 2014 submission*
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