User:Tamra L. Fisher/Notebook/Experimental Biological Chem/2011/10/26

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Objective

Biomineralization of gold nanoparticles.

Description

  1. Combine HAuCl4 and BSA to final concentrations of 0.75mM and 15μM, respectively, in 7mL of distilled water.
  2. Place in an oven at 80°C. Remove every half hour for ten minutes, and then place back into the oven.
  3. Repeat for about three hours, and store at room temperature, wrapped in aluminum foil.

Data

  • This resulted in a gold-colored solution with a clump of black fibers.