Poly-L-lysine-induced self-association and luminescence of dicyanoaurate(I)

Toshiyuki Moriuchi, Kazuki Yoshii, Chiaki Katano, Toshikazu Hirao

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The assembling and self-association of anionic [Au(CN)2] - spatially along cationic β-sheeted poly-L-lysine, P(Lys), through electrostatic interaction was demonstrated to form luminescent [Au(CN)2]- aggregates, wherein negatively charged [Au(CN)2]- was found to stabilize the β-sheet structure by suppressing repulsion between the positively charged side chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-843
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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