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Issue 1, 2015
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Polyelectrolyte-coated gold nanorods and their biomedical applications

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Abstract

Gold nanorods (GNRs) have been extensively used in biomedical applications, because of their favourable optical properties. Their longitudinal surface plasmon resonance can be tuned, providing a strong near-infrared (NIR) extinction coefficient peak within the tissue transparency window. However, the modification of the surface of GNRs is essential before they can be used for biomedical applications. The number of GNRs taken up by cells and their biodistribution depend on their surface modification. Here, we review the recent advances in modifying GNR surfaces with polyelectrolytes for biomedical applications. Major polyelectrolytes used to coat GNR surfaces over the past few years and the biocompatibility of polyelectrolyte-coated GNRs are discussed.

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Submitted
31 Jul 2014
Accepted
29 Oct 2014
First published
03 Nov 2014

Nanoscale, 2015,7, 59-65
Article type
Feature Article
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Polyelectrolyte-coated gold nanorods and their biomedical applications

D. Pissuwan and T. Niidome, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 59
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR04350B

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