User:Sarah Burkhard/Notebook/471 Nano Notebook/2017/01/31

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Finalizing proposal

  • We will start with monomers instead of polypeptides, since we have monomers available at the LAB.

The monomers available at the LAB are from Sigma Chemical Company.

Arginine is only available at the LAB with an N-cap (at the N terminus) so we will use that initially. We also ordered Arginine without the cap and may be able to draw comparisons on the effectiveness of the two for NP synthesis.

Dr. Zou prepared a 5mM gold tetrachloride solution that we will use (varying in dilution) throughout the semester as our gold source.

A good reference article for the Amine functional group and NP synthesis is the following: "Formation of Gold Nanoparticles Using Amine Reducing Agents by J. D. S. Newman and G. J. Blanchard"