Gold nanoparticles prepared using cape aloe active components

Krpetic, Z ORCID:, Scarì, G, Caneva, E, Speranza, G and Porta, F 2009, 'Gold nanoparticles prepared using cape aloe active components' , Langmuir, 25 (13) , pp. 7217-7221.

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A novel use of two components of Cape aloe, aloin A and aloesin, acting as stabilizers in the preparation of gold and silver nanoparticles, is reported. Stable water-soluble particles of different size and shape are prepared by varying the reaction conditions, temperature, reaction time, and reducing agents. Characterization of the obtained particles is performed using UV-visible, attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR), and 1 H NMR spectroscopies and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The efficient cellular uptake of 50 nm sized aloin A and aloesin stabilized gold particles into macrophages and HeLa cells was investigated, proposing these particles as nanovehicles.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Langmuir
Publisher: ACS Publications
ISSN: 0743-7463
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Funders: Fondazione CARIPLO
Depositing User: Dr Zeljka Krpetic
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:30

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