Monofunctionalized Gold Nanoparticles: Fabrication and Applications

Authors

  • E. Henrik Peters Departement of Chemistry, University of Basel, St. Johanns-Ring 19, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • Marcel Mayor Departement of Chemistry, University of Basel, St. Johanns-Ring 19, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland; Institute for Nanotechnology (INT); Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); P. O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany; Lehn Institute of Functional Materials (LIFM), Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU), Xingang Xi Rd. 135, 510275 Guangzhou, P. R. China;, Email: marcel.mayor@unibas.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2021.414

Keywords:

Gold nanoparticle, Labeling, Monofunctional, Plasmonics, Superstructure

Abstract

An overview of various approaches to synthesize gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) bearing one single chemically addressable unit and their diverse fields of application is presented. This comprehensive review not only describes the strategies pursued to obtain monofunctionalized AuNPs, but also reports their behavior as 'massive' molecules in wet chemical protocols and the scope of their applications. The latter reaches from site-specific labels in biomolecules over mechanical barriers in superstructures to building blocks in hybrid nano-architectures. The complementing physical properties of AuNPs combined with precise chemical control of their attachment makes these objects promising building blocks for numerous proof-of-concept experiments and applications.

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Published

2021-05-28

How to Cite

[1]
E. H. Peters, M. Mayor, Chimia 2021, 75, 414, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2021.414.

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Scientific Articles