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Gold Nanostars

Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Application

  • Covers the synthesis, properties and functionalization of gold nanostars

  • Describes the usage of gold nanoparticles in biomedical applications

  • Examines the importance of gold nanoparticles in the field of energetics

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Materials (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Gold Nanostar Synthesis and Functionalization with Organic Molecules

    • Piersandro Pallavicini, Elisa Cabrini, Mykola Borzenkov
    Pages 1-23
  3. Physical Properties of Gold Nanostars

    • Giuseppe Chirico, Piersandro Pallavicini, Mykola Borzenkov
    Pages 25-42
  4. Applications of Gold Nanostars: Nanosensing, Thermal Therapy, Delivery Systems

    • Piersandro Pallavicini, Elisa Cabrini, Mykola Borzenkov, Laura Sironi, Giuseppe Chirico
    Pages 43-59
  5. Interactions of Gold Nanostars with Cells

    • Laura Sironi, Mykola Borzenkov, Maddalena Collini, Laura D’Alfonso, Margaux Bouzin, Giuseppe Chirico
    Pages 61-74
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 75-80

About this book

This Brief focuses on the synthesis, functionalization techniques, optical properties and biomedical application of gold nanostars (GNS). Various facilities of gold nanostars synthesis as well as functionalization of GNS with PEG, organic dyes, bioactive compounds are discussed. The authors discuss physical origin of the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances and the way the nano-environment affects them. The implication of the LSPR of gold nanostars surface enhanced Raman scattering is also discussed. The emphasis has been done on the application of GNS for current and emerge needs of medicine, biology and pharmacy. Moreover, properties of gold nanostars as contrast agents for in vivo imaging and interaction of GNS with cells are also discussed in this Brief.

Keywords

  • Biofilms and Thermal Treatments
  • Functionalized Gold Nanostars
  • Gold Energetics
  • Gold Nanoparticles
  • Gold Nanostars
  • Hyperthermic Effect
  • Nanostars Synthesis

Authors and Affiliations

  • Physics Department, University Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy

    Giuseppe Chirico

  • Department of Physics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

    Mykola Borzenkov

  • Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

    Piersandro Pallavicini

About the authors

Giuseppe Chirico is full professor in Applied Physics at University of Milano-Bicocca. His main research interests are fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in solution and on cells, photon correlation spectroscopy and metal nanoparticles for biomedical application.

Mykola Borzenkov received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine). At present time M. Borzenkov is a research assistant at Department of Physics at University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy). His main research fields are synthesis and application of functional surface active monomers, polymers of biomedical applications, synthesis, functionalization and biomedical application of metal nanoparticles.

Piersandro Pallavicini is associate professor in General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Pavia. His main research interests are chemistry of nanoparticles and coordination compounds, fluorescent labeled gold nanoparticles, application of metal nanoparticles.

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