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Issue 66, 2014
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Effects of biomineralization peptide topology on the structure and catalytic activity of Pd nanomaterials

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Abstract

Highly branched, coral-like Pd nanostructures were formed using a biomineralization peptide conjugated to an oligomeric peptide that simultaneously controls the spatial orientation, arrangement and valency. The Pd nanocoral showed very high catalytic activity in the reduction of nitrophenol. The results highlight the importance of topological arrangement in nanostructure formation and catalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Effects of biomineralization peptide topology on the structure and catalytic activity of Pd nanomaterials

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The article was received on 07 Jun 2014, accepted on 18 Jun 2014 and first published on 18 Jun 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04350B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9259-9262
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    Effects of biomineralization peptide topology on the structure and catalytic activity of Pd nanomaterials

    J. I. B. Janairo, T. Sakaguchi, K. Hara, A. Fukuoka and K. Sakaguchi, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9259
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04350B

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