Anantharaj S1, Sakthikumar K1, Elangovan A2, Ravi G3, Karthik T3, Kundu S4.
J Colloid Interface Sci. 2016 Dec 1;483:360-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.08.046. Epub 2016 Aug 21.Highly Sensitive and ultra-small Rhenium (Re) metal nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully stabilized in water by the staging and fencing action of the versatile biomolecule DNA that resulted in two distinct aggregated chain-like morphologies with average grain sizes of 1.1±0.1nm and 0.7±0.1nm for the very first time within a minute of reaction time. Re NPs are formed by the borohydride reduction of ammonium perrhenate (NH4ReO4) in the presence of DNA at room temperature (RT) under stirring. Read More