Authors: Benavente, R; Lopez-Tejedor, D; Palomo, JM

Chem. Commun.. vol: 54. page: 1359-7345.
Date: jun-21. 2018.
Doi: 10.1039/c8cc02851f.

Herein we report a straightforward synthesis of an ultrathin protein-iron(II) carbonate nanorods (FeCO3-NRs) heterogeneous bionanohybrid at room temperature and in aqueous media. The enzyme induced the in situ formation of well-dispersed FeCO3 NRs on a protein network. The addition of NaBH4 as a reducing agent allowed us to obtain nanorods (5 x 40 nm) with superparamagnetic properties. This bionanohybrid showed excellent catalytic results in reduction, oxidation and C-C bond reactions..