- Try to obtain a purple solution with a 166 ratio and protein fibers with 70 ratio.
- Reproduce 12/6 experiment (with 166 ratio) to yield purple solution.
- Reduce the total volume of the 70 ratio solution and see if we obtain purple protein fibers.
0.05 mL of HAuCl4 (4.17mM)
0.1 mL BSA (17.7µM)
0.2 mL water
Placed in heatblock for 2 hours (constant temperature).
- 166 molar ratio (Au/BSA):
0.1 mL of HAuCl4 (2.9mM)
0.1 mL of BSA (17.7µM)
0.8 mL of water
Placed in heatblock for 1 hours and then put on ice.
- Both the 12/7 and 12/6 experiments yielded a homogeneous purple solution. This was the expected result, indicating that a valid method of forming purple solution at a 166 Au/BSA molar ratio had been developed.
- The 70 Au/BSA molar ratio yielded a purple solution meaning that a method to form purple fibers at a 70 Au/BSA molar ratio has not been developed.
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