Small Gold Nanorods: Recent Advances in Synthesis, Biological Imaging, and Cancer Therapy
AbstractOver the past few decades, the synthetic development of ultra-small nanoparticles has become an important strategy in nano-medicine, where smaller-sized nanoparticles are known to be more easily excreted from the body, greatly reducing the risk caused by introducing nano-theranostic agents. Gold nanorods are one of the most important nano-theranostic agents because of their special optical and electronic properties. However, the large size (diameter > 6 nm) of most obtained gold nanorods limits their clinical application. In recent years, more and more researchers have begun to investigate the synthesis and application of small gold nanorods (diameter < 6 nm), which exhibit similar optical and electronic properties as larger gold nanorods. In this review, we summarize the recent advances of synthesis of the small gold nanorods and their application for near-infrared light-mediated bio-imaging and cancer therapy. View Full-Text
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An, L.; Wang, Y.; Tian, Q.; Yang, S. Small Gold Nanorods: Recent Advances in Synthesis, Biological Imaging, and Cancer Therapy. Materials 2017, 10, 1372.
An L, Wang Y, Tian Q, Yang S. Small Gold Nanorods: Recent Advances in Synthesis, Biological Imaging, and Cancer Therapy. Materials. 2017; 10(12):1372.Chicago/Turabian Style
An, Lu; Wang, Yuanyuan; Tian, Qiwei; Yang, Shiping. 2017. "Small Gold Nanorods: Recent Advances in Synthesis, Biological Imaging, and Cancer Therapy." Materials 10, no. 12: 1372.
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