Selective coating of Au nanoparticles by anisotropy of L-Cystine single crystals

Kazuki Sada, Yuzo Fujiki, Nami Tokunaga, Seiji Shinkai

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The conjugation of organic molecules to matal nanoparticles has been of much interest due to direct organization into larger supramolecular structures by self-assembly. In this report, we demonstrate formation of composite material from single crystals of L-cystine and Au nanoparticles. Particularly, SEM, AFM, UV-Vis spectroscopy indicated that the (001) surface of L-cystine single crystals was coated selectively by Au nanoparticles. X-ray crystallographic study revealed that the disulfide moieties or amino acid groups are arranged in 2D fashion on (001) face. This provides the selective coating of Au nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006


Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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