Gold Nanoparticles Become Stable to Cyanide Etch when Coated with Hybrid Lipid Bilayers
Hybrid bilayers composed of the lipid phosphatidylcholine (PC) and a submonolayer of 1-decanethiol bound to gold nanoparticles are very stable to potassium cyanide.
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Sitaula, S., Mackiewicz, M. R., & Reed, S. M. (2008). Gold nanoparticles become stable to cyanide etch when coated with hybrid lipid bilayers. Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), (26), 3013-3015.