alexa The synthesis of biocompatible and SERS-active gold nanoparticles using chitosan.


Modern Chemistry & Applications

Author(s): Potara M, Maniu D, Astilean S

Abstract Share this page

Abstract In this study we present a clean, nontoxic, environmentally friendly synthesis procedure to generate a large variety of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) by using chitosan, a biocompatible, biodegradable, natural polymer, as reducing and stabilizing agent. The formation of gold-chitosan nanocomposites was characterized by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy. The results show that the reaction temperature plays a crucial role in controlling the size, shape and crystalline structure of GNPs. In addition, it is demonstrated that chitosan can perform as a scaffold for the assembly of GNPs, which were successfully applied as substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). To test the SERS activity, a relevant biological molecule--tryptophan--was adopted as the analyte. This article was published in Nanotechnology and referenced in Modern Chemistry & Applications

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version