Self-assembled gold nanoshells on biodegradable chitosan fibers

Rong Hua Wang, Zhi Gang Hu, Yuyang Liu, Haifeng Lu, Bin Fei, Yau Shan Szeto, Wing Lai Chan, Xiaoming Tao, John Haozhong Xin

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A novel chitosan fiber core/gold shell structural organic-inorganic composite was presented via a facile and eco-friendly approach. The chitosan fiber and gold/chitosan composites were characterized with the assistance of scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy observations. The chitosan fibers used in this study were 50 nm to 5 μm in diameter and up to hundreds of micrometers in length. The gold shells were typically 20-50 nm in depth, and their lattice fringes obliquely intersecting at an angle of 60° were displayed. The formation mechanism of the as-fabricated chitosan fiber core with gold as the shell structural composites was also schematically discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2719-2721
Number of pages3
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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