Direct synthesis of large water-soluble functionalized gold nanoparticles using Bunte salts as ligand precursors.

The widespread use of functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in a rapidly increasing number of sensing and biomedical applications has made the development of synthetic methods that combine precise surface chemistry control (functionality) with effective core size control over the range of 1-20 nm crucial. Although a variety of effective methods exist… CONTINUE READING