Peptide induces chirality evolution in a single gold nanoparticle

For the first time, scientists have successfully created optically active, chiral gold nanoparticles using amino acids and peptides. Many chemicals significant to life have mirror-image twins (left-handed and right-handed structures), a characteristic that is conventionally called chirality. This study describes how chirality, which is typically observed in organic molecules, can be extended to three-dimensional metallic nanostructures. This newly discovered synthesis method was described in Nature and was featured on the cover.

Peptide induces chirality evolution in a single gold nanoparticle

For the first time, scientists have successfully created optically active, chiral gold nanoparticles using amino acids and peptides. Many chemicals significant to life have mirror-image twins ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Peptide induces chirality evolution in a single gold nanoparticle, Wed 18 Apr 18 from ScienceDaily

Peptide induces chirality evolution in a single gold nanoparticle, Wed 18 Apr 18 from Eurekalert

Guiding chiral nanoparticle growth

Sulfur-containing amino acids and peptides prompt gold to take on a twisted structure

Sun 22 Apr 18 from CandEN

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