By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- New research on Acrylates is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Taejon, South Korea, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A novel approach for the synthesis of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) grafted CdSe quantum dot (QDs) (PGMA-g-CdSe) was developed. The PGMA-g-CdSe nanohybrids were synthesized by the surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate from the surface of the strategic initiator, CdSe-BrIB QDs prepared by the interaction of 2-bromoisobutyryl bromide (BrIB) and CdSe-OH QDs."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), "The structure, morphology, and optical property of the PGMA-g-CdSe nanohybrids were analyzed by FT-IR, XPS, TGA,XRD, TEM, and PL. The as-synthesized PGMA-g-CdSe nanohybrids having multi-epoxide groups were employed for the direct coupling of biotin via ring-opening reaction of the epoxide groups to afford the Biotin-f-PGMA-g-CdSe nanobioconjugate. The covalent immobilization of biotin onto PGMA-g-CdSe was confirmed by FT-IR, XPS, and EDX. Biocompatibility and imaging properties of the Biotin-f-PGMA-g-CdSe were investigated by MU bioassay and PL analysis, respectively."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The cell viability study suggested that the biocompatibility was significantly enhanced by the functionalization of CdSe QDs by biotin and PGMA."
For more information on this research see: Poly(glycidyl methacrylate) grafted CdSe quantum dots by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization: Novel synthesis, characterization, properties, and cytotoxicity studies. Applied Surface Science, 2013;283():546-553. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from L.G. Bach, Korea Adv Inst Sci & Technol, Dept. of Chem & Biomol Engn, KAIST Inst Nanocentury KINC, Taejon 305701, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include M.R. Islam, D.C. Lee and K.T. Lim (see also Acrylates).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taejon, South Korea, Quantum Dots, Methacrylates, Nanotechnology, Quantum Physics, Emerging Technologies
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