Highest levels of Cu, Mn and Co doped into nanomagnetic magnetosomes through optimized biomineralisation

Masayoshi Tanaka, Rosemary Brown, Nicole Hondow, Atsushi Arakaki, Tadashi Matsunaga, Sarah Staniland

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Abstract

Magnetotactic bacteria synthesize pure morphologically precise nano-magnetite crystals called magnetosomes. Doping magnetosomes varies their magnetic properties, making them very promising nanomaterials. Here we present the highest doping of Co 2+ (3.0%), Mn 2+ (2.7%) and Cu 2+ (15.6%) into magnetosomes in vivo. Most significantly, the first report of Cu-doping in magnetite magnetosomes and the highest metal doped into magnetosomes recorded. A 2-fold increase is recorded for Mn and Co doping over previous reports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11919-11921
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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