Table of Contents

Preface; Synthesis; Surfactant-Free Gold Nanostar for Biomedical Application; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of AuNS Synthesis Methods; 3. Surfactant-Free Route for AuNS Synthesis Using Hydrogen Peroxide; i. High Yield Aqueous Phase Synthesis of Highly Homogeneous Gold Nanostar; ii. Tuning LPSR Peak and Particle Size Systematically; iii. Ease of Surface Modification with Biomolecules and PEG; 4. Biomedical Applications of AuNS; 5. Conclusion and Future Outlook; Experimental; Materials; Synthesis of Gold Nanostar (AuNS); Functionalization of AuNS; Acknowledgments; References Abstract1. Introduction; 2. Gold Nanoparticle Based Electrochemical Biosensor; 2.1. Enzymatic Electrochemical Biosensor; 2.2. Gold Nanoparticle Based Bioaffinity Electrochemical Biosensor; 3. Gold Nanoparticle Based Optical Biosensor; 3.1. Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) Biosensor; 3.2. Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Biosensor; Conclusion; References; New Developments of Gold Nanoparticles in Plasmonic Sensing; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Synthesis Methods, Properties and Applications; 3. Optical Properties for Sensing; 3.1. SPR; 3.2. SER; 3.3. TER; Conclusion; Acknowledgments Controlled Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Modified Polyol Methods for Plasmonic ApplicationsAbstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Experimental; 3. Characterization; 4. Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Biological; Phototherapy with Gold Nanomaterials; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Gold Nanospheres in Phototherapy; 3. Gold Nanorods in Phototherapy; 4. Gold Nanoshells in Phototherapy; 5. Gold Nanostars in Phototherapy; Conclusion; References; Gold Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging and Their Biological Response; Abstract; Introduction Cytotoxicity of Gold NanoparticlesAntibacterial Properties of Gold NPs; Protein Corona; Gold Nanoparticle-Protein Interaction; Cell Uptake and Exocytosis of GNPs; Ultrasound (US) and Photoacoustic (PA) Imaging; X-Ray, CT and PET; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Conclusion; References; Is the Fruit Fly Drosophila a Useful Genetic Model to Study Gold Nanoparticle-Induced Toxicity?; Abstract; Introduction; Biology of Drosophila melanogaster; AuNP-Toxicity Studies in Drosophila; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Declaration of Interest; References; Sensing; Gold Nanoparticle Based Biosensors