Controlled side-by-side assembly of gold nanorods and dye molecules into polymer-wrapped SERRS-active clusters

Alison Mclintock, Nathan Hunt, Alastair Wark

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The controlled side-by-side assembly of gold nanorods in solution together with Raman reporter dye molecules to create small SERRS-active clusters stabilised by a surrounding polymer layer is demonstrated. This promising new class of nanotags offers several advantages over spherical nanoparticles for bioimaging and is of potential importance for a wide range of plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies and can also serve as building blocks for more complex solution-phase nanostructures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3757-3759
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2011



  • gold nanorods
  • polymer layer
  • nanostructures
  • spherical nanoparticles
  • bioimaging

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