Preparation of Au/silica/poly(ethylene glycol) nanoparticle colloid solution and its use in x-ray imaging process

Yoshio Kobayashi, Ryoko Nagasu, Tomohiko Nakagawa, Yohsuke Kubota, Kohsuke Gonda, Noriaki Ohuchi

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Abstract

In this work, the authors performed X-ray imaging of mice using a colloid solution of Au nanoparticles that are coated with silica and subsequently surface-modified with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) (Au/SiO2/PEG). The silica-coating for Au nanoparticles and the amination for silica-coated particles were simultaneously performed in the presence of the Au nanoparticles, which were prepared by reducing Au ions (III) with sodium citrate in water at 80°C and by surface-modifying the Au nanoparticles with (3-aminopropyl)-trimethoxysilane (APMS), by a sol–gel process using tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS), (3-aminopropyl)-triethoxysilane, water and sodium hydroxide (Au/SiO2-NH2). The surface modification of Au/SiO2-NH2 particles with PEG was performed by simply adding PEG with a functional group that reacts with an amino group to the Au/SiO2-NH2 particle colloid solution. A computed tomography value of the Au/SiO2/PEG colloid solution with an Au concentration of 0.129M was as high as 895 ± 8 HU. Mouse tissues were imaged following injection of the Au/SiO2/PEG particle colloid solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalNanocomposites
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 29

Keywords

  • Au
  • Core–shell
  • Nanoparticle
  • Poly(ethylene glycol)
  • Silica
  • X-ray contrast agent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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