Biomacromolecule Surface Recognition Using Nanoparticles
Catherine M. Goodman and Vincent M. Rotello
Pages 103-114 (12)
Monolayer-protected nanoparticles represent a new class of receptors, capable of high affinity, multivalent binding with biomolecules. Networks of self-optimizing bioactive substituents can be introduced via facile place-exchange of functionalized thiols, approximating the diversified topology of biological surfaces. Extension of these particles to model systems and in catalysis is described.
noncovalent interactions, nanoparticle, monolayer-protected clusters, biomolecular recognition
Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA.