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One-step synthesis of highly biocompatible multi-shaped gold nanostructures with fruit extract

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5 Author(s)
Tai, Y. ; Dept. of Chem. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Taipei, Taiwan ; Tran, N.T.T. ; Tsai, Y.-C. ; Fang, J.-Y.
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In this study, the authors demonstrate the synthesis of various gold nanostructures through a one-step, green and complete bio-modulation approach. Nanoparticles were successfully synthesised by the addition of gold aqueous solution to fruit extracts, including orange, papaya, peach or lemon. The particles were of various shapes and sizes with high abundance, such as sphere, marigold, triangle and hexagon. The biocompatibility of the presented gold nanostructures was examined; haemolysis tests revealed a non-toxicity result in blood cell uptake of such gold nanostructures. This study opens the exciting possibility of synthesising various multi-shaped nanoparticles through a simple and green approach, as well as paving the way for future bio-applications.

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Nanobiotechnology, IET  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )