Thermoresponsive poly(N-vinyl caprolactam)-coated gold nanoparticles: sharp reversible response and easy tunability.

@article{Beija2011ThermoresponsivePC,
  title={Thermoresponsive poly(N-vinyl caprolactam)-coated gold nanoparticles: sharp reversible response and easy tunability.},
  author={Mariana Beija and J F Marty and Mathias Destarac},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={2826-8}
}
Narrowly distributed poly(N-vinyl caprolactam) obtained by the MADIX/RAFT process was used for the preparation of novel thermoresponsive gold nanoparticles presenting a sharp reversible response to temperature, which can be easily modulated near the physiological temperature by simply changing the polymer molecular weight or concentration.