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Biodegradable Plasmon Resonant Nanoshells


  • This work was supported by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (MR) and by Grants K25CA120350 (MR) and R01CA109835 (JKB) from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


The generation of biodegradable plasmon resonant nanoparticles may enable their translation to clinical applications. By reducing gold onto the surface of liposomes, plasmon resonance is generated that is tunable by changing the density of reduced gold dots. Biodegradation of such structures yields clusters of size compatible with the requirements of renal clearance.

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