Hollow disc and sphere-shaped particles from red blood cell templates

Preston B. Landon, Jose J. Gutierrez, Sara A. Alvarado, Sujatha Peela, Srinivasan Ramachandran, Fernando Teran Arce, Ratnesh Lal

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Colloidal gold particles with uniform size distributions were fabricated utilizing human red blood cells (RBCs) as templates. The gold shells were charged with a metal chelating agent to prevent flocculation. The procedure described here allows control over the shape of the colloidal particles. Thus, it was possible to fabricate discs and spheres by controlling the osmotic pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysical Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationChemical Kinetics and Reaction Mechanisms
PublisherApple Academic Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781466559813
ISBN (Print)9781926692616
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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