A facile method to functionalize gold nano-tripods with high suspension stability in an aqueous environment.

Here we aim to develop a facile emulsion-based method to prepare tripod gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with high suspension stability in an aqueous environment. A gyroid-structured polymer template formed by the hydrolysis of a degradable block copolymer, polystyrene (PS)-b-poly(l-lactide), is used for the fabrication of AuNPs. Also, a successful emulsification… CONTINUE READING