Sono-assembly of nanostructures via tyrosine-tyrosine coupling reactions at the interface of acoustic cavitation bubbles
Francesca Cavalieri, Enrico Colombo, Eleonora Nicolai, Nicola Rosato, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
MATERIALS HORIZONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2016
This work demonstrates that the reactive and oscillating surface of acoustic cavitation microbubbles acts as a catalytic binding site for the coupling of amphiphilic biomolecules bearing tyrosine moieties at the gas–liquid interface. We show a one-step, controlled ultrasonic process to self assemble tyrosine moieties into highly fluorescent uniformly sized sub-micron particles with new optical and functional properties.
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Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship
This research was funded by the ARC Future Fellowship 2014 (project number FT140100873, to FC). EC acknowledges the University of Melbourne for the scholarships (MIRS/MIFRS).