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Retraction: Red luminescent manganese-doped zinc sulphide nanocrystals and their antibacterial study

Sam Keltie
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF, UK. E-mail: materialsb-rsc@rsc.org

Received 23rd November 2018 , Accepted 23rd November 2018

First published on 3rd December 2018


Retraction of ‘Red luminescent manganese-doped zinc sulphide nanocrystals and their antibacterial study’ by Prashant K. Singh et al., J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2, 522–528.


The Royal Society of Chemistry hereby wholly retracts this Journal of Materials Chemistry B article due to concerns with the reliability of the data in the published article.

The XRD profiles in Fig. 1 for Pepsin and Biotin capped nanocrystals are identical but have been reported as different samples.

Given the significance of the concern, the validity of the data and, therefore, the conclusions presented in this paper are no longer reliable.

The Royal Society of Chemistry apologises for the fact that this concern was not identified during the peer review process.

Prashant K. Singh and Prashant K. Sharma oppose the retraction. Manvendra Kumar, Ranu Dutta, Shanthy Sundaram and Avinash C. Pandey were contacted but did not respond.

Signed: Sam Keltie, Executive Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Date: 23rd November 2018.


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