Gold nanosweepers (AuNSs): A novel application of PEGylated AuNPs

Guiying Yang, Na Li, Ho Yin Chow, Qinying Xu, Huanlin Zhang, Jaime Ruiz, Xinchun Lai, Didier Astruc, Kwok Yin Wong, Pengxiang Zhao

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Simple PEGylated-AuNPs are prepared by a modified Turkevich method, followed with thiolatem-PEG ligand substitution. These widely used AuNPs are first investigated as a "gold nanosweeper" (AuNS) to remove the "dust" (acrylamide) both in hydrophobic and aqueous media.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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