In this work, we have grown CdS nanoparticles on jasmonate nanoassemblies biomimetically and examined their interactions with mammalian cells. In general, plants naturally secrete the phytohormone jasmonic acid during development and in response to biotic and abiotic stress as a defense mechanism (Traw and Bergelson 2003; Sembdner and Parthier 1993). We have developed a new class of nanomaterials by utilizing nanoassemblies of the plant phytohormone jasmonic acid (JA) as templates for the growth of quantum dots, which may have potential applications as sensors and may potentially be utilized for bioimaging applications.
Sarker, Nazmul FCRH '13; Barnaby, Stacey FCRH '11; and Bannerjee, Ipsita
"Fabrication of CdS Nanoparticle Coated Jasmonate Conjugates and their Interactions with Mammalian Cells,"
The Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 9.
Available at: http://fordham.bepress.com/furj/vol2/iss1/9