IMR Press / FBL / Volume 19 / Issue 8 / DOI: 10.2741/4284

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Open Access Article
Gold nanoparticles: various methods of synthesis and antibacterial applications
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1 Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 42101
2 Center for Predictive Medicine for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY, 40202
3 Zystein, LLC, Fayetteville, AR 72703
4 The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Academic Editor:Zoraida P. Aguilar
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2014, 19(8), 1320–1344; https://doi.org/10.2741/4284
Published: 1 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano and bio sensors)
Abstract

Colloidal gold is very attractive for several applications in biotechnology because of its unique physical and chemical properties. Many different synthesis methods have been developed to generate gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Here, we will introduce these methods and discuss the differences between fabrication techniques. We will also discuss ecofriendly synthesis methods being developed to efficiently generate AuNPs without the use of toxic substrates. Finally, we will discuss the medical applications for AuNPs by highlighting the potential use of intact or functionalized AuNPs in combating bacterial infections.

Keywords
Gold Nanoparticles
Nanotechnology
Antibacterial
Green Synthesis
Chemical Reduction Methods
Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic Gold Nanoparticle
Biosynthesis
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