Synthesis and Characterization of a Theranostic, Click-Enabled, Silica-coated, Super-paramagnetic Iron Oxide Core/Gold Shell Nanoplatform (fLPA-SPIO@AuNS)

Abstract

Nanomedical agents, such as gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), comprise a dynamic class of materials that can be applied to in vitro, in vivo and clinical applications. NPs exist in a physical state between that of bulk material and a single molecule. In this transitional state, surface properties and quantum-mechanical dynamics can be