Design and synthesis of biocompatible gold nanoparticles [abstract]

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Design and synthesis of biocompatible gold nanoparticles [abstract]

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dc.contributor.author Bhaskaran, Sharanya en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-18T20:01:00Z en
dc.date.available 2009-03-18T20:01:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/727 en
dc.description Abstract only available en
dc.description Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kattesh V. Katti, Radiology en
dc.description.abstract The design and development of nanoparticles is emerging as one of the most promising areas of science in the 21st century. Among the different types of metallic nanoparticles in present use, gold nanoparticles are intensely studied for biological purposes. This is primarily due to the fact that gold is capable of sustaining in the reduced form at the nanoscale while the other metals are usually oxidized. The use of hybrid gold nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles attached to tumor loving biomolecules, in cancer imaging and therapy is an exciting prospect because of the high target specificity of certain biomolecules toward cancer cells combined with the unique optical and radiochemical properties of gold nanoparticles. The conjugation of gold nanoparticles to the biomolecules is possible only if the nanoparticles are stable. The stability of gold nanoparticles can be achieved through the use of stabilizers such as Gelatin. Gelatin has a long history of safe use in pharmaceutical products and is considered "generally as safe" material by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This presentation will include an overview of our recent research results on new synthetic strategies, photo physical properties, and size determination of Gelatin stabilized gold nanoparticles. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Institute of Health Molecular Imaging Program en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartof 2005 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU) en
dc.source.uri http://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid=351 en
dc.subject cancer en
dc.subject Gelatin en
dc.subject cancer imaging en
dc.title Design and synthesis of biocompatible gold nanoparticles [abstract] en
dc.type Abstract en
dc.contributor.meetingname Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2005 : University of Missouri--Columbia) en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum


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