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New Nanoparticles Study Findings Reported from University of Tokyo (Self-assembly of positively charged platinum nanoparticles in lysozyme crystal)

July 22, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Nanoparticles are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Assembling mechanism of platinum nanoparticles into a {1 0 1} sectors of a tetragonal lysozyme crystal was examined for two different types of the platinum nanoparticles which have either positive or negative zeta potential at pH 3-7."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Tokyo, "The distribution coefficient of the positive ones inside the crystal is much higher than that of the negative ones in the whole pH range investigated."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Dispersivity of the platinum nanoparticles before interaction with the lysozyme crystal surface, which is controlled by electrostatic interactions between nanoparticles, lysozyme and NaCl, causes a profound difference on the assembly of the nanoparticles into the crystal."

For more information on this research see: Self-assembly of positively charged platinum nanoparticles in lysozyme crystal. Chemical Physics Letters, 2014;604():110-115. Chemical Physics Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Chemical Physics Letters - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505707)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Takeda, University of Tokyo, Sch Arts & Sci, Dept. of Basic Sci, Meguro Ku, Tokyo 1538902, Japan (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tokyo, Japan, Lysozyme, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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