Dye-sensitised preparation of chiral plasmonic Ag nanoparticles on helical polysaccharides

Youichi Tsuchiya, Takao Noguchi, Daisuke Yoshihara, Tatsuhiro Yamamoto, Tomohiro Shiraki, Shun Ichi Tamaru, Seiji Shinkai

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We demonstrate a new method for the preparation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) utilising dye-sensitised photo-reduction on triple-stranded β-1,3-glucans. Reflecting the chiral helical structure of these polysaccharides, the chiral plasmonic AgNPs were yielded when hydrophobic dyes strongly interacting with the helical β-1,3-glucan main-chain were used. This system offers a new strategy to create chiral plasmonic AgNPs and a new idea to utilise helix-forming polysaccharides as a chiral template.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-755
Number of pages8
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number9-11
Publication statusPublished - Sept 18 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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