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New Phosphorus Compounds Study Results Reported from University of California

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- A new study on Phosphorus Compounds is now available. According to news reporting from Los Angeles, California, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "We describe a new class of ligands for semiconductor nanoparticles (quantum dots = QDs), which bind well and allow for their facile dissolution in aqueous solution."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "As a proof of principle, we have designed and synthesized a novel bis(phosphine)-modified peptide (BPMP) and shown that it has the ability to solubilize quantum dots in aqueous media. We further showed that the corresponding phosphine oxide derivatives of these new ligands are less good at solubilizing the quantum dots."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These new bis(phosphine)-modified peptide ligands are easy to prepare and may well replace thiol-containing binding sequences in functionalized peptides for quantum dot coating, potentially resulting in quantum dots with higher quantum yields."

For more information on this research see: A Bis(phosphine)-Modified Peptide Ligand for Stable and Luminescent Quantum Dots in Aqueous Media. Synthesis-Stuttgart, 2013;45(17):2426-2430. Synthesis-Stuttgart can be contacted at: Georg Thieme Verlag Kg, Rudigerstr 14, D-70469 Stuttgart, Germany.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.E. Jung, University of California, Dept. of Physiol, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States. Additional authors for this research include M. Trzoss, J.M. Tsay and S. Weiss.

Keywords for this news article include: California, Phosphines, Los Angeles, Quantum Dots, United States, Nanotechnology, Quantum Physics, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America, Organophosphorus Compounds

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