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Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Chemistry

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Gold nanoparticles were prepared with the potential to operate as drug delivery vehicles. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is of particular importance as an optical bioimaging technique due to its ability to allow deep and high-resolution volumetric imaging of biological tissues. Characterization of the gold nanoparticles with para-mercaptobenzoic acid (pMBA), a SERS active molecule, silver, and a phospholipid bilayer was done using Raman and UV-vis spectroscopy and particle size analysis. Our results indicate successful coating of the gold nanoparticles and show consistent pMBA Raman spectroscopy peaks that will allow for the nanoparticle use in-vivo to be monitored.

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Synthesis and Characterization of Coated Gold Nanoparticles with Embedded SERS Tags

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Gold nanoparticles were prepared with the potential to operate as drug delivery vehicles. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is of particular importance as an optical bioimaging technique due to its ability to allow deep and high-resolution volumetric imaging of biological tissues. Characterization of the gold nanoparticles with para-mercaptobenzoic acid (pMBA), a SERS active molecule, silver, and a phospholipid bilayer was done using Raman and UV-vis spectroscopy and particle size analysis. Our results indicate successful coating of the gold nanoparticles and show consistent pMBA Raman spectroscopy peaks that will allow for the nanoparticle use in-vivo to be monitored.

 

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