Stimuli-Responsive Materials: Protein/Polymer-Based Dual-Responsive Gold Nanoparticles with pH-Dependent Thermal Sensitivity (Adv. Funct. Mater. 7/2012)

Authors

  • Malte S. Strozyk,

    1. Departamento de Química Física, Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310, Vigo, Spain, Tel: +34 9868 18617, Fax: +34 986812556
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  • Munish Chanana,

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Química Física, Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310, Vigo, Spain, Tel: +34 9868 18617, Fax: +34 986812556
    • Departamento de Química Física, Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310, Vigo, Spain, Tel: +34 9868 18617, Fax: +34 986812556.
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  • Isabel Pastoriza-Santos,

    1. Departamento de Química Física, Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310, Vigo, Spain, Tel: +34 9868 18617, Fax: +34 986812556
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  • Jorge Pérez-Juste,

    1. Departamento de Química Física, Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310, Vigo, Spain, Tel: +34 9868 18617, Fax: +34 986812556
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  • Luis M. Liz-Marzán

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Química Física, Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310, Vigo, Spain, Tel: +34 9868 18617, Fax: +34 986812556
    • Departamento de Química Física, Universidade de Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310, Vigo, Spain, Tel: +34 9868 18617, Fax: +34 986812556.
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Abstract

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As reported by Munish Chanana, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, and co-workers on page 1436, dual-responsive gold nanoparticles exhibit fully reversible thermoresponsive and pH-sensitive optical and physicochemical properties. This occurs due to the pH-sensitive protein coating grafted with thermosensitive polymer brushes.

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