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Surface functionalisation of detonation diamond suitable for biological applications

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Abstract

Detonation diamond is a promising material for biological applications due to its biocompatibility and fluorescence from lattice defects. Here we report on the organic functionalisation method for small detonation diamond agglomerates. After surface homogenisation by reduction and grafting of a silane linker, amino acids have been coupled to the diamond surface and the formation of a small peptide has been achieved. These novel functionalised diamond materials are potentially useful for the synthesis of surface-bound peptides and for the attachment of biologically active building blocks, which could be used in drug delivery and fluorescence marker applications.

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2006, accepted on 12 Apr 2006 and first published on 18 May 2006


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B601325B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2006,16, 2322-2328
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    Surface functionalisation of detonation diamond suitable for biological applications

    A. Krüger, Y. Liang, G. Jarre and J. Stegk, J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 2322
    DOI: 10.1039/B601325B

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