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New Nanoparticles Study Findings Reported from Basque Foundation for Science (Metallo-Folded Single-Chain Nanoparticles with Catalytic Selectivity)

July 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Nanoparticles have been presented. According to news originating from Bilbao, Spain, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Mimicking the substrate specificity and catalytic activity of enzymes is of great interest for different fields (e.g., chemistry, biology, nanomedicine). Enhanced reaction rates using artificial, enzyme-mimic catalysts based on a variety of molecular structures and nanoentities (e.g., macrocyclic compounds, star and helical polymers, dendrimers) have been previously reported."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Basque Foundation for Science, "However, examples of enzyme-sized soft entities displaying substrate specificity are certainly scarce. Herein, we report the synthesis and characterization of single-chain nanoparticles based on metallo-folded polymer chains containing complexed Cu(II) ions showing catalytic specificity during the oxidative coupling of mixtures of chemically related terminal acetylene substrates."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This work paves the way for the easy and efficient construction of other Pd-, Ni-, Co-, Fe-, Mn-, or Mo-containing soft nanoentities approaching the substrate specificity of natural enzymes for a variety of organic reactions."

For more information on this research see: Metallo-Folded Single-Chain Nanoparticles with Catalytic Selectivity. ACS Macro Letters, 2014;3(5):439-443. ACS Macro Letters can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; ACS Macro Letters -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Sanchez-Sanchez, Basque Fdn Sci, IKERBASQUE, Bilbao 48011, Spain. Additional authors for this research include A. Arbe, J. Colmenero and J.A. Pomposo (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Bilbao, Europe, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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