The gold nanoparticles or colloidal gold offered by TORSKAL are produced by green chemistry (by bio-reduction of metal salts HAuCl4), with crude and / or purified extracts from plants. These extracts have the double action of reducing the metal and stabilizing the formed nanoparticles. The synthesis of nanoparticles by using the bio-reducing potential of plant extracts has been demonstrated in various studies in recent years. Based on this observation, TORSKAL developed a green chemistry approach to synthesize nanoparticles using endemic plants from Reunion Island.
Each batch of gold nanoparticles or colloidal gold are fully characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta-potential, XRD, UV-Vis, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy to understand their physicochemical and biological properties.