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Mixed protein-templated luminescent metal clusters (Au and Pt) for H2O2 sensing

Min Li12, Da-Peng Yang2*, Xiansong Wang2, Jianxin Lu1* and Daxiang Cui2*

Author Affiliations

1 Key Laboratory of Laboratory Medicine, Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, 325035, China

2 Department of Bio-Nano Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Thin Film and Microfabrication of Ministry of Education, Institute of Micro-Nano Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:182  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-182

Published: 19 April 2013


A simple and cost-effective method to synthesize the luminescent noble metal clusters (Au and Pt) in chicken egg white aqueous solution at room temperature is reported. The red-emitting Au cluster is used as fluorescent probe for sensitive detection of H2O2.

Metal clusters; Mixed protein; H2O2 sensing; Biomineralization; Green synthesis