Rapid synthesis of biocompatible gold nanoflowers with tailored surface textures with the assistance of amino acid molecules

Liang Wang, Chia Hung Liu, Yoshihiro Nemoto, Naoki Fukata, Kevin C W Wu, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Au particles with several unique morphologies (e.g., flower-shaped and confieto-shaped) are successfully synthesized through a chemical reduction with the assistance of amino acid molecules (gum Arabic). The highly branched nanostructures of the obtained Au particles show an enhanced SERS effect. Furthermore, the Au nanoflowers exhibit excellent biocompatibility to human bladder cancer cells T-24, which shows their potential in biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4608-4611
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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