Fabrication of silica-coated gold nanorods and investigation of their property of photothermal conversion

Tomoya Inose, Takahiro Oikawa, Kyosuke Shibuya, Masayuki Tokunaga, Keiichiro Hatoyama, Kouichi Nakashima, Takashi Kamei, Kohsuke Gonda, Yoshio Kobayashi

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This study described the preparation of silica-coated Au nanorods (AuNR/SiO2) in a colloidal solution, assessed their property of photothermal conversion, and investigated their ability to kill cancer cells using photothermal conversion. Au-seed nanoparticles were produced by reducing hydrogen tetrachloroaurate (HAuCl4) with sodium borohydride (NaBH4) in aqueous n-hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) solution. AuNRs were then fabricated by reducing HAuCl4 and silver nitrate (AgNO3) with L-ascorbic acid in the aqueous CTAB solution in the presence of Au-seed nanoparticles. The as-prepared AuNRs were washed by a process composed mainly of centrifugation to remove the CTAB. The washed AuNRs were coated with silica by mixing the AuNR colloidal solution, an aqueous solution of (3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane, and tetraethylorthosilicate/ethanol solution with a water/ethanol solution. We found that the addition of AuNR/SiO2 in water, in mice, and in a culture medium with cancer cells, followed by irradiation with a laser, cause an increase in temperature, demonstrating that AuNR/SiO2 have the ability of photothermal conversion. In addition, the cancer cells in the culture medium were found to be killed due to the increase in temperature caused by the photothermal conversion.

ジャーナルBiochemical and biophysical research communications
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 3 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物理学
  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学


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