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Gold nanoparticles

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By the AVICENN team – Last updated October 2020

Gold nanoparticles

Gold nanoparticles are praised for their fantastic properties and their numerous applications (especially in the medical field1In French:
Gold nanoparticles in the treatment of cataracts,, October 2, 2020
Or-Nano 2020 Digital Conference [2e partie], Or-Nano, June 26, 2020
Nanomaterials and the gold digger, Gilles Bruylants in “PITCH”, 19 May 2020
Cécile Sicard-Roselli : Understanding the functioning of metallic nanoparticles under irradiation, Université Paris-Saclay, July 29, 2019
Blood, water and gold. – Scientists have invented a blood test that can detect cancer in just 10 minutes World Economic Forum, January 2019
The eldorado of gold nanoparticles, Le Monde, 20 December 2018
For all the gold in the nanoworld, France Culture, September 26, 2018
Antibacterial applications based on gold nanoparticles, France Culture, September 26, 2018
Gold nanoparticles to spark encounters between science and society, Chemical News, No. 425, January 2018
Gold in nanoparticles, a future treasure for health and nature, Midi Libre, January 31, 2018
Gold nanoparticles: the new El Dorado?“, France Inter, January 19, 2018
Welcome to the world of nanoscale gold! Crossed views of chemists, physicists and biologistsGuesmi H and Pluchery O, L’actualité chimique, n° 425, January 2018
Gold nanoparticles are entering the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology: why, Nanoor Research Group, GdR Or-Nano, 2017
Gold under the scientific microscope: a nanoscale adventure, The Conversation, November 2, 2017
In English:
Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Treatment, K. Sztandera, M. Gorzkiewicz, B. Klajnert-Maculewicz, Molecular Pharmaceutics, January 16, 2019
Role of gold and silver nanoparticles in cancer nano-medicine, H. Chugh et al, lArtificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, 13 March 2018
Recent advances using gold nanoparticles as a promising multimodal tool for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, S. Vial, R.L. Reis, J.M. Oliveira, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, April 2017
Applications of gold nanoparticles in clinical medicine, P. Kumar, I. Roy, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, May 17, 2016
Tiny treasure: The future of nano-gold, Nature, 2015
Gold Nanoparticles: Recent Advances in the Biomedical Applications, X. Zhang, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2015
Application of gold nanoparticles in biomedical and drug delivery, H. Daraee et al, Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, September 17, 2014
but also in cosmetics2See for example:
– In French :
“Our cosmetics are worth their weight in gold,” Avantages Magazine, December 7, 2018: “Scientific studies show that in the form of nanoparticles, gold offers a real regenerating effect on the skin. By passing through the skin barrier, gold could fight against oxidative stress due to pollution and UV, thus limiting wrinkles. It would also be able to fight against stains and boost the immune system of the skin.
In English:
Assessment of antioxidant and dermoprotective activities of gold nanoparticles as safe cosmetic ingredient, M.B. Haddada et al, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, May 2020
Multifunctional green synthetized gold nanoparticles/chitosan/ellagic acid self-assembly: Antioxidant, sun filter and tyrosinase-inhibitor properties, J. Gubitosa et al, Materials Science and Engineering: C, January 2020
One pot environmentally friendly synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Punica Granatum Juice: A novel antioxidant agent for future dermatological and cosmetic applications,” J. Gubitosa et al, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, July 1, 2018
Applications of Panax ginseng leaves-mediated gold nanoparticles in cosmetics relation to antioxidant, moisture retention, and whitening effect on B16BL6 cells, Z.E. Jiménez-Pérez et al, Journal of Ginseng Research, January 2018
Assessment of radical scavenging, whitening and moisture retention activities of Panax ginseng berry mediated gold nanoparticles as safe and efficient novel cosmetic material, Z. Jiménez et al, Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, April 9, 2017
TEM Analysis of Gold Nanoparticles Synthesis in Glycerin: Novel Safety Materials in Cosmetics to Recovery Mercury Damage, T. Taufikurohmah, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, January 2014
or in packaging3Cf. in particular:
In French: L’eldorado des nanoparticules d’or, Le Monde, 20 December 2018
In English
Long-lasting and controlled antioxidant property of immobilized gold nanoparticles for intelligent packaging, J. Beurton et al, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 1 April 2019
The green fabrication, characterization and evaluation of catalytic antioxidation of gold nanoparticle-lignocellulose composite papers for active packaging, N. Bumbudsanpharoke, S. Ko, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Feb 2018
Antibacterial cellulose paper made with silver-coated gold nanoparticles, T.-T. Tsai et al, Scientific Reports, June 9, 2017
Development of active biofilms of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa W.) starch containing gold nanoparticles and evaluation of antimicrobial activity,” C.H. Pagno et al, Food Chemistry, April 15, 2015

We must be careful not to underestimate their toxicity and the problems linked to their behavior of in the body or in the environment. Are appropriate safeguards in place?

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Sheet originally created in January 2018

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