One-step fabrication of intense red fluorescent gold nanoclusters and their application in cancer cell imaging.


A one-step method for successfully fabrication of water-soluble and alkanethiol-stabilized Au nanoclusters (NCs) was demonstrated. The novel and facile method was based on simply placing histidine (His), HAuCl4 and 11-mercaptoundcanoic acid (MUA) together at room temperature. The resulting Au NCs were exclusively composed of Au17MUA4His22 (AMH), as… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c3nr01282d


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