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Colloidal Gold Nanorods
Science and Technology

  • Available for pre-order on January 3, 2023. Item will ship after January 24, 2023
ISBN 9781032156835
January 24, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
168 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers synthesis and applications of colloidal gold nanorods including their properties, approaches for various chemical synthesis, and different gold nanorod-based nanocomposites with their properties and application potentials. Further, it covers surface chemistry and functionalization of gold nanorod for varied biomedical applications. Various applications of gold nanorods including optical probe, dark filed contrast agent, photothermal therapy agent, plasmonic photocatalyst are covered, along with the toxicological aspects.


  • Cover all aspects of gold nanorods along with selected protocols.
  • Focus on synthetic chemistry, optical property, functionalization approach of colloidal gold nanorod.
  • Describes standard synthetic methods and advantage of gold nanorods in biomedical applications.
  • Includes authentic and reproducible experimental procedures.
  • Discusses applications like redox catalyst, catalyst promoter, delivery carrier, solar cell material, and so forth.

This book aims at graduate students and researchers interested in nanotechnology and gold nanoparticles.

Table of Contents

1. Properties of Gold Nanorod. 2. Chemical Synthesis of Colloidal Gold Nanorod. 3. Gold Nanorod-based Different Nanocomposites. 4. Surface Chemistry and Functionalization of Gold Nanorod. 5. Plasmonic Property of Gold Nanorod for Optical Probe. 6. Gold Nanorod as Imaging Contrast Agent. 7. Application of Gold Nanorod in Photothermal Therapy. 8. Gold Nanorod as Plasmonic Photocatalyst. 9. Gold Nanorod in Electrochemical Applications. 10. Other Applications of Gold Nanorod. 11. Toxicology of Gold Nanorod. 12. Advantages of Gold Nanorod.

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Nikhil Ranjan Jana is a senior professor at the School of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. He received his undergraduate degree (1987) from Midnapore College and Masters (1989) and PhD degree (1994) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prof. Jana worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina-USA (1999-2001) and University of Arkansas-USA (2003) and Scientist at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology-Singapore (2004-2008). His research group design colloidal nanobioconjugate for controlling cellular processes and develop nanoprobes/nanodrugs for sub-cellular targeting/imaging and inhibiting amyloid aggregation under intra-/extra-cellular space. His group published 180 peer-reviewed research articles in the internationally recognized journals, which have about 25,000 citations.