1st Edition

Colloidal Gold Nanorods Science and Technology

By Nikhil Ranjan Jana Copyright 2023
    152 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers the 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. Furthermore, it covers the surface chemistry and functionalization of gold nanorods for numerous biomedical applications. Various applications of gold nanorods including optical probes, dark filed contrast agents, photothermal therapy agents, and plasmonic photocatalyst are covered, along with the toxicological aspects.


    • Covers all aspects of gold nanorods along with selected protocols
    • Focuses on synthetic chemistry, optical property, and functionalization approach of colloidal gold nanorods
    • Describes standard synthetic methods and advantages of gold nanorods in biomedical applications
    • Includes authentic and reproducible experimental procedures
    • Discusses applications like redox catalysts, catalyst promoters, delivery carriers, solar cell materials, and so forth

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

    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.


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