Chapter 26. Cellular Interactions of Plasmon-Resonant Gold Nanorods

  1. Volkmar Weissig2 and
  2. Gerard G. M. D'Souza3
  1. Qingshan Wei and
  2. Alexander Wei

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch26

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Wei, Q. and Wei, A. (2010) Cellular Interactions of Plasmon-Resonant Gold Nanorods, in Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (eds V. Weissig and G. G. M. D'Souza), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470631652

Online ISBN: 9780470875780



  • cellular interactions of plasmon-resonant gold nanorods;
  • surface functionalization and bioconjugation methods applied toward GNRs;
  • GNRs, intense photothermal effects – property, not associated with conventional imaging agents or fluorophores


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surface Chemistry of GNRs

  • Biocompatibility and Cellular Uptake of GNRs

  • Cellular Imaging with GNRs

  • GNRs as Photothermal Agents

  • Conclusion

  • References