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Unexpected formation of gold nanoflowers by a green synthesis method as agents for a safe and effective photothermal therapy

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Abstract

Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) juice rich in vitamin C and polyphenolic antioxidants was used to synthesize branched gold nanoflowers. These biocompatible and stable gold nanoflowers show strong near-infrared absorption. They are successfully demonstrated to be highly efficient for both in vitro and in vivo photothermal therapy by using an 808 nm laser.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected formation of gold nanoflowers by a green synthesis method as agents for a safe and effective photothermal therapy

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2017, accepted on 21 Sep 2017 and first published on 22 Sep 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06286A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article
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    Unexpected formation of gold nanoflowers by a green synthesis method as agents for a safe and effective photothermal therapy

    D. Yang, X. Liu, C. P. Teng, C. Owh, K. Y. Win, M. Lin, X. J. Loh, Y. Wu, Z. Li and E. Ye, Nanoscale, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06286A

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