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Here is the typical synthetic protocol taken from : here. Stock solutions used were also prepared on 1/31.

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

  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.

I made 7 different samples. 6 of these are more concentrated than the above directions. And the final sample is in a larger volume. The volumes added, shown in the table below are listed in uL, unless otherwise noted.


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Sample Number Vol. Zn2+ Vol. Mn2+ Vol. NH4(CH3COO)2 Vol. BSA Vol. NH4OH Vol. Na2S
37.5% 500 300 800 976 1000 800
31.25% 550 250 800 976 1000 800
25% 600 200 800 976 1000 800
18.75% 650 150 800 976 1000 800
12% 704 96 800 976 1000 800
6.25% 750 50 800 976 1000 800
12% large 14.4ml 1.97ml 16.4ml 20ml 20.5ml 16.4ml and 13mL water