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Data on Amino Acids Discussed by Researchers at Department of Chemistry

March 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Amino Acids have been published. According to news reporting originating from Tamil Nadu, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with spherical and prism morphologies were formed at room temperature depend on the amino acid attached with phenolic unit."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Chemistry, "Absorption studies showed 410-420 urn surface plasmon resonance absorption for spherical nanoparticles whereas prism morphology showed three absorption peaks (382, 452 and 523 urn). The formation of spherical and prism morphology was confirmed by scanning and high resolution transmission electron microscopy."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Antibacterial studies of both the morphologies did not show any significant differences in the inhibition of bacterial growth."

For more information on this research see: Natural Amino Acid Based Phenolic Derivatives for Synthesizing Silver Nanoparticles with Tunable Morphology and Antibacterial Studies. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 2013;34(9):2702-2706. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society can be contacted at: Korean Chemical Soc, 635-4 Yeogsam-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-703, South Korea (see also Amino Acids).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V.V. Kumar, M Kumarasamy Coll Engn, Dept. of Chem, Karur, Tamil Nadu, India. Additional authors for this research include S. Nithya, A. Shyam, N.S. Subramanian, J.T. Anthuvan and S.P. Anthony.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Peptides, Proteins, Tamil Nadu, Amino Acids, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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