Applications of carbohydrate-gold nanoparticles for volumetric flow measurements using an opto-acoustic technique

Chan Yi Yang, Chen Wei Wei, Yen Ping Lin, Hsiao Chien Tseng, Ya Na Wu, Chia Chun Chen, Dar Bin Shieh, Pai Chi Li

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Gold nanoparticles with carbohydrate ligands attached on their surface have been synthesized and characterized with various techniques. The new nanoparticle conjugates have shown great potentials as a contrast agent for opto-acoustic imaging. Hemocompatibility measurements of human blood for the carbohydrate-gold nanoparticles have shown that the conjugates are feasible for in vivo testing. Preliminary quantitative flow measurements using the conjugates were also studied in this work based on the indicator-dilution theory. In vitro phantom experiments were designed and conducted, and results were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1



  • Carbohydrate-AuNPs
  • Opto-acoustic imaging
  • Time-intensity curve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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