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Objective

Synthesize Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots using the synthesis described here

Description

Synthesis Protocol for Mn-doped ZnS nanocrystals with an Mn:Zn ratio of 1:7.5 and a final (Zn+Mn) concentration of 0.4mM- Final solution is 5mL. All amounts of solution are doubled on this protocol.

  1. Add 176μL of 5mM Zn(CH3COO)2 to a test tube
  2. Add 24μL of 5mM Mn((CH3COO)2) to the test tube
  3. Add 200μL of 40mM NH4CH3COO to the test tube
  4. Add 244μL of 0.55mg/mL protein to the test tube
  5. Add 250μL of 10mM NH4OH
    1. This should bring the pH up to 8.2. Check on this with a pH strip
  6. Bring the volume up to 2.5mL with water (Add 1606μL of water)
  7. Incubate at room temperature for 1 hour
  8. Add 200μL of 5mM Na2S
    1. When you add this add it drop wise (as best as you can) while vigorously shaking the test tube.
  9. Incubate at 37C for 5 days.

Variations for 4 Test Tubes

DC1

  1. Add 176μL of 5mM Zn(CH3COO)2 to a test tube
  2. Add 24μL of 5mM Mn((CH3COO)2) to the test tube

DC2

  1. Add 150μL of 5mM Zn(CH3COO)2 to a test tube
  2. Add 50μL of 5mM Mn((CH3COO)2) to the test tube

DC3

  1. Add 160μL of 5mM Zn(CH3COO)2 to a test tube
  2. Add 40μL of 5mM Mn((CH3COO)2) to the test tube
  3. Add 30μL extra of 10mM NH4OH to final solution to bring pH to 8.2.
  4. Add only 3182μL of water to bring to 5mL instead of 3212μL.

DC4

  1. Add 170μL of 5mM Zn(CH3COO)2 to a test tube
  2. Add 30μL of 5mM Mn((CH3COO)2) to the test tube

Data

Stock Solutions

All solutions are made in 250mL volumetric flasks.

  1. 5mM Zn(CH3COO)2
    1. FW = 219.49 g/mol
    2. V = 250mL
    3. mass to be measured = 0.274g
    4. actual mass = 0.274g
    5. actual concentration = 5mM
  2. 5mM Mn(CH3COO)2
    1. FW = 173.02 g/mol
    2. V = 250mL
    3. mass to be measured = 0.216g
    4. actual mass = 0.220 g (slightly pinkish hue)
    5. actual concentration = 5.1mM
  3. 40mM NH4(CH3COO)2
    1. FW = 77.08 g/mol
    2. V = 250mL
    3. mass to be measured = 0.7708g
    4. actual mass = 0.780g
    5. actual concentration = 40.5mM
  4. 10mM NH4OH
    1. initial M = 14.5M
    2. final V = 250mL
    3. volume to be diluted = 172μL
    4. actual concentration =
  5. 5mM Na2S
    1. FW = 240.18 g/mol
    2. V = 250mL
    3. mass to be measured = 0.300g
    4. actual mass = 0.300g
    5. actual concentration = 5.00mM

Notes

All solutions were doubled to make a solution of 5mL. 5mM Na2S added at 12:45pm after hour incubation.


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