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Studies from Indian Institute of Technology in the Area of Essential Amino Acids Described (Catalytic and SERS Activities of Tryptophan-EDTA Capped...

July 1, 2014



Studies from Indian Institute of Technology in the Area of Essential Amino Acids Described (Catalytic and SERS Activities of Tryptophan-EDTA Capped Silver Nanoparticles)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Essential Amino Acids. According to news reporting out of Uttar Pradesh, India, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "This report describes the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by in situ reduction of silver nitrate with designed ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-tryptophan bioconjugates. Conjugation of EDTA was chosen to augment water solubility of resulting conjugate, which in turn facilitates synthesis of AgNPs in aqueous medium."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Technology, "Various spectroscopic and microscopy techniques were employed to characterize the EDTA-tryptophan capped AgNPs. The nanoparticles show excellent catalytic activity towards reduction of p-nitrophenol to p-aminophenol with a rate constant of 16.43x10(-2) min(-1)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In addition, as-synthesized AgNPs show high SERS activity, which was used for low concentration detection of biomolecules."

For more information on this research see: Catalytic and SERS Activities of Tryptophan-EDTA Capped Silver Nanoparticles. Zeitschrift Fur Anorganische Und Allgemeine Chemie, 2014;640(6):1095-1101. Zeitschrift Fur Anorganische Und Allgemeine Chemie can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Essential Amino Acids).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Mondal, Indian Inst Technol, DST Themat Unit Excellence Soft Nanofabricat, Kanpur 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Tryptophan, Nanoparticle, Uttar Pradesh, Nanotechnology, Aromatic Amino Acids, Emerging Technologies, Essential Amino Acids

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