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Type: Journal article
Title: “Chocolate” gold nanoparticles - one pot synthesis and biocompatibility
Author: Chowdhury, N.
Cowin, A.
Zilm, P.
Vasilev, K.
Citation: Nanomaterials, 2018; 8(7):496-496
Publisher: MDPI
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 2079-4991
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Neelika Roy Chowdhury, Allison J. Cowin, Peter Zilm and Krasimir Vasilev
Abstract: The chemical synthesis of nanoparticles can involve and generate toxic materials. Here, we present for the first time, a one pot direct route to synthesize gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using natural cacao extract as both a reducing and stabilizing agent. The nanoparticles were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS), dynamic light scattering (DLS), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM); and have excellent biocompatibility with human primary dermal fibroblasts
Keywords: Green synthesis; cacao; non-cytotoxic
Rights: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
DOI: 10.3390/nano8070496
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