Synthesis of Nitric Oxide-Releasing Gold Nanoparticles by CbDCunX0


									      Synthesis of Nitric Oxide-
     Releasing Gold Nanoparticles

        J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 9362-9363

Aaron R. Rothrock, Robert L. Donkers, and Mark H. Schoenfisch*
Synthesis of N-Diazeniumdiolate NO Donors

   2 Et2NH +    2 NO                    N
                                 Et2N       N   O Et2NH2+

    • Generating NO in a controlled manner would facilitate
      both an improved understanding of NO’s function in
      physiology and the development of NO-associated

                                  Chem. Rev. 2002, 102, 1135-1154
NO-Release Approaches to Polymeric
    Materials Using NO Donors

                      Polymers have been
                      modified to release NO
                      via doping or covalent
                      attachment of the NO
                      donor whereby low levels
                      of NO release from the
                      polymer interface mimics
                      the endothelium of
                      healthy blood vessels,
                      preventing platelet

                    Biomaterials 2005, 26, 1685–1693
The Synthesis of NO-Releasing Fumed
           Silica Particles

                                   The advantage of using N-
                                   fumed silica was the ease
                                   with which such particles
                                   could be embedded in a
                                   given polymer matrix and
                                   their ability to serve as
                                   both a reinforcing filler and
                                   a NO donor.

R = H, CH3, (CH2)2NH2, (CH2)6NH2
M = Na+, K+, and Li+
                            J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 5015-5024
The Advantage of Monolayer-Protected
  Cluster (MPC) Gold Nanoparticles

  • MPCs have received much attention due to their
    unique size (1-5 nm), stability, and highly functional

  • Such modification has enabled the potential for
    employing gold nanoparticles as drug delivery
    vehicles and contrast agents.

  • Herein, the authors report on the synthesis of gold
    nanoparticles designed to controllably release
    NO.The unique functionality of these nanoparticles
    may represent a new platform for the targeted
    delivery of NO in vivo.
Synthesis Scheme for Preparing NO-
   Releasing Gold Nanoparticles.
  Hydrogen tetrachloroaurate salt   +   hexanethiol

                             sodium boronhydride
                                    30 mins

       quenched with

                            washed with acetonitrile
Synthesis Scheme for Preparing NO-
   Releasing Gold Nanoparticles.

Scheme. Modified Mechanism of N-Diazeniumdiolate
Formation/Dissociation from the One Proposed by R. S.

                          J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 5015-5024
Figure 1s. Representative 1H NMR’s for gold nanoparticles (a) hexanethiol gold
nanoparticles; (b) bromine-functionalized gold nanoparticles; (c) Ethylenediamine
functionalized gold nanoparticles. The CH2Br peaks appear at 3.4 ppm in (b) and
CH2NH appears from 2.5-3.0 ppm in (c).
• The size and stability of the gold nanoparticles were characterized
  using thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), UV-vis spectroscopy, and
  transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

• The organic content of hexanediamine-modified gold nanoparticles
  was determined to be 22%, a value consistent with previous reports
  for hexanethiol MPCs composed of 140 gold atoms (core) protected
  by 53 thiol ligands. Link

• The stability of the hexanethiol MPCs after exposure to high
  pressures of NO was evaluated.

• Both the organic content of the nanoparticles and the UV-vis spectra
  did not change following NO exposure.

• Transmission electron microscopy images further confirmed that the
  core diameter of the nanoparticles remained constant (2.1 ± 0.9 nm)
  regardless of amine derivatization or diazeniumdiolate formation.
Figure 2. Nitric oxide-release profiles from gold nanoparticles derivatized with (a)
0% ethylenediamine, (b) 14% ethylenediamine, and (c) 21% ethylenediamine
(varying the number of ligands), and (d) 21% ethylenediamine, (e) 21%
diethylenetriamine, and (f) 21% hexanediamine (varying the structure of ligands).
Release profiles were reproducible to within 10%.
Table 1. Nitric Oxide Release Properties of Amine-
Derivatized Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanoparticles
• The diazeniumdiolate conversion efficiency for the amine-modified
  MPCs was calculated to be <1%, regardless of amine structure.

• The synthesis of 2 nm NO-releasing gold nanoparticles represents
  an important step toward the development of a NOdelivery system.

• The size and stability of NO-releasing MPC gold nanoparticles may
  prove useful for a range of biomedical and pharmaceutical
  applications, including in vivo sensor design and topical creams to
  enhance wound healing and/or dilate blood vessels below the skin.

• Future studies will include determining the influence of amine
  precursor distance from the gold core on diazeniumdiolate formation
  and dissociation to NO.

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