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Functionalization of the living diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii with thiol moieties

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, November 2013
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Title
Functionalization of the living diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii with thiol moieties
Published in
Nature Communications, November 2013
DOI 10.1038/ncomms3683
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Authors

Yvonne Lang, Francisco del Monte, Liam Collins, Brian J. Rodriguez, Kerry Thompson, Peter Dockery, David P. Finn, Abhay Pandit

Abstract

Biomineralization processes identified within diatoms have inspired the design of synthetic silica structures in vitro using alkoxysilane precursors. Here we explore the use of the machinery within the living diatom to fabricate organo-silica constructs using a combination of alkoxysilane and organoalkoxysilane precursors. We report on the incorporation of thiol moieties into the diatom during frustule synthesis. Formation of valves within the parent diatom is monitored using fluorescence microscopy, and the modification of the chemical composition of the diatom is confirmed using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and (29)Si-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Chemical modification is achieved without loss of the nano-scale architectural features of the frustule. Extension of this work may allow the chemistry of the diatom to be tailored during synthesis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 8%
Belgium 2 8%
Unknown 22 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 31%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 19%
Unspecified 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 6 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 23%
Materials Science 4 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 12%
Chemistry 3 12%
Unspecified 3 12%
Other 7 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 November 2013.
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#1,005,535
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#16,531
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#378
of 913 outputs
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