Advanced Materials

Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles Inside Living Human Cells Based on the Intracellular Formation Process

Authors

  • Waleed A. El-Said,

    1. Interdisciplinary program of Integrated Biotechnology, Sogang University, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    2. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
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  • Hyeon-Yeol Cho,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Sogang University, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  • Cheol-Heon Yea,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Sogang University, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    2. Research Institute for Basic Science, Sogang University, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  • Jeong-Woo Choi

    Corresponding author
    1. Interdisciplinary program of Integrated Biotechnology, Sogang University, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    2. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Sogang University, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Abstract

Intracellular and extracellular formation of Au and Ag NPs with different sizes and shapes using human cells has been developed as green method, which does not require the use of any reducing agents. Also, the cell lysis is used for production of different metal NPs. Our results demonstrate that treatment of human cells with various metal ions cause cell fixation.

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