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Size-dependent antimicrobial properties of sugar-encapsulated gold nanoparticles synthesized by a green method

Vivek D Badwaik1, Lakshmisri M Vangala1, Dillon S Pender1, Chad B Willis1, Zoraida P Aguilar2, Matthew S Gonzalez1, Rammohan Paripelly1 and Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy1*

1 Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 4210, USA

2 Ocean Nano Tech, Springdale, AR 72764, USA

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:623  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-623

Published: 12 November 2012

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Detailed description of the experimental procedures for quantification, Benedict’s test, and volumetric titration. The additional file 1 contains the TEM images for three different sizes of dGNPs along with the description of quantification of dGNPs. The presence of dextrose on the surface of dGNPs was determined using the Benedict’s test which has been discussed along with the experimental results. Moreover, the additional file contains a brief discussion over the volumetric titration that was performed to determine the presence of unreduced hydroxyl group.

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