Journal article

Gold Nanorods: Controlling Their Surface Chemistry and Complete Detoxification by a Two-Step Place Exchange

Calum Kinnear, Herve Dietsch, Martin JD Clift, Carola Endes, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Alke Petri-Fink

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2013

Abstract

Surface functionalization: Complete detoxification of gold nanorods was achieved by manipulating the position in the stability map between surface-adsorbing polyethylene glycol (PEG) and destabilizing ethanol (see picture). This robust procedure complements studies related to the effects of shape when contemplating the nanoparticle-cell interaction. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant number PP00P2_123373), the Adolphe Merkle Foundation, the Chemistry Department of the University of Fribourg and FriMat.