Special Issue "Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2020.
Interests: synthesis and utility of metal nanoparticles; tuning of nanoparticle surface properties; application of metal nanoparticles in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy; toxicity of nanoparticles; oxidative dissolution of silver nanoparticles; formation and stability of layered nanomaterials; self-assembly of nanoparticles at solid/liquid interfaces
Among numerous types of nanoparticles, which are widely applied in diverse fields of science and industry, gold nanoparticles attract a special attentions because of unique electrical, optical, catalytic and biological properties. Gold nanoparticles, due to their low toxicity and potential biocompability, are especially desirable in medicine for transporting and unloading of drugs and pharmaceuticals. On the other hand, gold nanoclusters exhibiting high fluorescence are particularly useful in biological imaging and cancer diagnostics. Assemblies of gold nanoparticles formed on solid surfaces are constructed for development of new types or electrochemical, plasmonic and piezoelectric sensors.
There is no doubt that studies on gold nanoparticles are multidisciplinary and involves many complex phenomena and processes.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to publish original high-quality research papers covering the most recent advances as well as comprehensive reviews addressing state-of-the-art topics in the field of gold nanoparticle preparation, functionalization and application.
Topics to be covered by this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Design and synthesis of gold nanoparticles of controlled morphology, surface charge and structure of stabilizing layer
- Biofunctionalization of gold nanoparticles for biological and medical applications
- New methods of determination of electrokinetic properties and chemical structure of stabilizing layers of functionalized gold nanoparticles
- New experimental methods and approaches for determination of reactions and processes occurring on gold nanoparticles dispersed in aqueous and organic media during catalytic reactions
- Experimental and theoretical analysis of ligand exchange reactions occurring on gold nanoparticle surfaces
- Influence of stabilizing agent chemical structure on physicochemical properties and biological activity of gold nanoparticles
- Influence of surface properties of gold nanoparticles on their uptake and accumulation in normal and tumor cells
- Functionalized gold nanoparticles as building blocks for layered materials
- Utility of functionalized gold nanoparticles in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and electrochemical processes
- Development of multifunctional sensors and drug delivery systems based on gold nanoclusters and nanoparticles
- New innovative areas of gold nanoparticle applications
- Critical assessments and future directions in research based on the use of gold nanoparticles
In advance, I would like to gratefully acknowledge the authors and reviewers who will participate to the elaboration of this Special Issue and that will contribute to the development of research based on the use of gold nanoparticles.
Dr. Magdalena Oćwieja
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