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Design of low-charge peptide sequences for high-yield formation of titania nanoparticles

Author:
Zhao, Chun-Xia, Yu, Lei, Middelberg, Anton P. J.
Source:
RSC advances 2012 v.2 no.4 pp. 1292-1295
ISSN:
2046-2069
Subject:
amino acids, biomineralization, nanoparticles, peptides, titanium, titanium dioxide
Abstract:
A series of low-charge peptides were designed to explore the functionality of different amino acids in precipitating precursor titanium(iv) bis(ammonium lactato)-dihydroxide (TiBALDH), and to obtain insight into the mechanism of TiO₂ biomineralization.
Agid:
6640346