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Investigators at Tokyo Metropolitan University Discuss Findings in Nanoparticles

February 25, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting out of Hachioji, Japan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were loaded on zeolite to produce an inorganic matrix for the laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry of low molecular weight compounds."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Tokyo Metropolitan University, "Owing to the strong acidity of zeolite, amino acids were detected as H+- or Na+-adducted species regardless of their isoelectric points. AuNPs on zeolite could also be used as an efficient Au+ supplier."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "By utilizing Au+ generated by photo-excitation, the ionization of the amino acids mixture, urea, and acetylsalicylic acid by Au+ adduction was demonstrated."

For more information on this research see: Gold nanoparticles loaded on zeolite as inorganic matrix for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry of small molecules. Chemical Physics Letters, 2014;592():160-163. Chemical Physics Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Chemical Physics Letters -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.R. Yang, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Grad Sch Sci & Engn, Dept. of Chem, Hachioji, Tokyo 1920397, Japan (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Hachioji, Nanotechnology, Gold Nanoparticles, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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