Redox-active ferrocene-modified Cowpea mosaic virus nanoparticles

Aljabali, Alaa A. A., Barclay, J. Elaine, Butt, Julea, Lomonossoff, George P. and Evans, David J. (2010) Redox-active ferrocene-modified Cowpea mosaic virus nanoparticles. Dalton Transactions, 39 (32). p. 7569. ISSN 1477-9234

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A naturally occurring nanoparticle, the plant virus Cowpea mosaic virus, can be decorated with ferrocene derivatives, of various linker lengths with amine and carboxylategroups, on the external surface using a range of conjugation strategies. The multiple, organometallic, redox-active ferrocene moieties on the outer surface of the virus are electrochemically independent with reduction potentials that span a potential window of 0.16 V that are dependent on the site of modification and the nature of the ferrocene derivative. The number of ferrocenes coupled to each virus ranges from about 100 to 240 depending upon the conjugation site and the linker length and these redox active units can provide multielectron reservoirs.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 16:28
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 01:32
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00495B

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