25. Gold Nanocages: A Multifunctional Platform for Molecular Optical Imaging and Photothermal Treatment

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Leslie Au,
  2. Claire M. Cobley,
  3. Jingyi Chen and
  4. Younan Xia

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch25

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Au, L., Cobley, C. M., Chen, J. and Xia, Y. (2011) Gold Nanocages: A Multifunctional Platform for Molecular Optical Imaging and Photothermal Treatment, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • gold nanocages, a multifunctional platform - for molecular optical imaging and photothermal treatment, metal nanostructures of silver and gold, and localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR);
  • synthesis, on galvanic replacement reaction - tuning the LSPR peak of Au nanocages to a specific wavelength;
  • enhancing optical imaging contrast with gold nanocages - optical and spectroscopic coherence tomography


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Synthesis of Gold Nanocages

  • Optical Properties of Gold Nanocages

  • Enhancing Optical Imaging Contrast with Gold Nanocages

  • Photothermal Treatment with Gold Nanocages

  • Conclusion

  • References