User:James C. Schwabacher/Notebook/Protein-Templated Quantum Dots/2015/02/26

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  • attempt formation of sol-gels with JCS 17 (synthesized last week)


  • Upon adding a few milliliters of DI water to the round-bottom, while swirling, the white powder dissolved into a clear solution. No sol-gel structures are present.
  • None of the initial gel lines that usually form along the sides of the glass, before the folded structures form, occurred.

Next Steps

  • Quantitative data and characterization of structures desperately needs to be conducted
    • DSC
    • XRD
    • FTIR (?)
  • Since cutting concentration by a factor of 10 did not work, I will attempt to form structures with concentration decreased by a factor of 5.