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Anna Sola-Rabada
Nottingham Trent University
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#1Victor V. Volkov (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 8
#2Graham J. Hickman (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
Last.Carole C. Perry (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 46
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Equisetum species are primitive vascular plants that benefit from the biogenesis of silica bio-organic inclusions in their tissues and participate in the annual biosilica turnover in local eco-systems. As means of Equisetum reproduction and propagation, spores are expected to reflect the evolutionary adaptation of the plants to the climatic conditions at different times of the year. Combining methods of Raman and scanning electron microscopy and assisted with density functional theory, we conduc...
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#1Marion J. Limo (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
#2Anna Sola-Rabada (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
Last.Carole C. Perry (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 46
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Metallo-oxide (MO)-based bioinorganic nanocomposites promise unique structures, physicochemical properties, and novel biochemical functionalities, and within the past decade, investment in research on materials such as ZnO, TiO2, SiO2, and GeO2 has significantly increased. Besides traditional approaches, the synthesis, shaping, structural patterning, and postprocessing chemical functionalization of the materials surface is inspired by strategies which mimic processes in nature. Would such materi...
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#1Anna Sola-Rabada (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
#2Monika Michaelis (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 2
Last.Carole C. Perry (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 46
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In this contribution, the effect of silica particle size (28 and 210 nm) and surface chemistry (i.e., hydroxyl, methyl, or amino groups) on peptide binding response is studied with a specific emphasis on the effect of the extent of functionalization on binding. Exhaustive characterization of the silica surfaces was crucial for knowledge of the chemistry and topography of the solid surface under study and, thus, to understand their impact on adsorption and the conformational ensemble of the pepti...
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#1Anna Sola-Rabada (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
#2Padma Sahare (UMSNH: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo)H-Index: 1
Last.Vivechana Agarwal (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Porous silica-based materials are attractive for biomedical applications due to their biocompatibility and biodegradable character. In addition, inorganic supports such as porous silicon are being developed due to integrated circuit chip compatibility and tunable properties leading to a wide range of multidisciplinary applications. In this contribution, biosilica extracted from a rarely studied plant material (Equisetum Myriochaetum), its conversion to silicon and the potential for both...
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#1Anna Sola-Rabada (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
#2Julia Rinck (KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)H-Index: 8
Last.Carole C. Perry (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 46
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Silica is the second most abundant biomineral being exceeded in nature only by biogenic CaCO3. Many land plants (such as rice, cereals, cucumber, etc.) deposit silica in significant amounts to reinforce their tissues and as a systematic response to pathogen attack. One of the most ancient species of living vascular plants, Equisetum arvense is also able to take up and accumulate silica in all parts of the plant. Numerous methods have been developed for elimination of the organic material and/or ...
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#1Anna Sola-Rabada (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
#2Mei-Keat Liang (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 4
Last.Carole C. Perry (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 46
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Biomolecule-mediated synthesis is fascinating in terms of the level of control and the intricate hierarchical structures of the materials that can be produced. In this study we compare the behavior of a phage display identified peptide, EAHVMHKVAPRP (EM-12) with that of a mutant peptide EAHVCHKVAPRP (EC-12), having additional complexation capability, on the formation of ZnO from solution. The synthesis conditions (Zn(CH3COO)2–NH3 hydrothermal method at 50 °C) were chosen to generate rod-shaped Z...
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#1Mei-Keat LiangH-Index: 4
#2Marion J. LimoH-Index: 4
Last.Carole C. PerryH-Index: 46
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The controlled synthesis of ZnO at the micro- and nanoscale has been the focus of significant research due to its importance in electrical and optoelectronic applications, and the potential of tuning its properties at the crystal formation stage. We present a detailed study of ZnO growth processes which supports and consolidates previous findings and gives a clearer understanding of the mechanism of ZnO formation. The influence of synthesis conditions on ZnO formation was investigated by compari...
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