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Charge modified cowpea mosaic virus particles for templated mineralization

Aljabali, Alaa A. A.; Barclay, J. Elaine; Cespedes, Oscar; Rashid, Abdul; Staniland, Sarah S.; Lomonossoff, George P.; Evans, David J.


Alaa A. A. Aljabali

J. Elaine Barclay

Oscar Cespedes

Abdul Rashid

Sarah S. Staniland

George P. Lomonossoff

David J. Evans


Surface charge modification of wild-type Cowpea mosaic virus, a plant virus, is sufficient to promote the templated mineralization of metal and metal oxide. Surface negative charge is increased by the chemical introduction of succinamate on surface lysine groups. The cobalt and iron oxide templated nanoparticles subsequently obtained are monodisperse with a diameter of ca. 32 nm. Further, the iron oxide-CPMV nanoparticles can be readily decorated with thiol-containing molecules.


Aljabali, A. A. A., Barclay, J. E., Cespedes, O., Rashid, A., Staniland, S. S., Lomonossoff, G. P., & Evans, D. J. (2011). Charge modified cowpea mosaic virus particles for templated mineralization. Advanced Functional Materials, 21(21), 4137-4142.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 10, 2011
Online Publication Date Sep 28, 2011
Publication Date Nov 8, 2011
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Advanced Functional Materials
Print ISSN 1616-301X
Electronic ISSN 1616-3028
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 21
Pages 4137-4142
Keywords Cowpea mosaic virus; Nanoparticles; Mineralization
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