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Metal nanoparticles functionalized with rationally designed coatings and uses thereof

The Innovation

Reversible aggregation/deaggregation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with rationally designed free radical initiators.
Competitive Edge: The rationally designed free radical initiators allow for more general and nonspecific routes to overcome the restrictions associated with the very specific chemical routes for the development of aggregation-based sensors and controlled assembly of AuNPs for electronics applications.

Targeted Market

It can be applied for designs of optical and electrochemical biosensing devices capable of detecting biomolecules such as antigens, antibodies, peptides, proteins, and DNA.