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Surface anchors target golden bullets

Nature Chemistryvolume 11pages2022 (2019) | Download Citation

Gold nanomaterials are attractive for a variety of applications, including in medicine, but need to be made stable enough to operate in biological systems. Now, gold nanorods have been stabilized for photothermal therapy by sequential surface anchoring, using a bidendate PEG-based ligand that features a thiolate moiety and an Au–NHC moiety.

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  1. Chair of Proteomics and Bioanalytics, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

    • Guillaume Médard
  2. Physics Department E20, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany

    • Anthoula C. Papageorgiou


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