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Gold nanoparticles protected by fluorinated ligands for 19F MRI

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Abstract

Gold nanoparticles coated with fluorinated ligands (F-MPCs) present features suitable for 19F MRI as observed from phantom experiments. Cellular uptake, by HeLa cells, and toxicity of fluorescent dye-decorated F-MPCs are presented together with their ability to bind hydrophobic molecules allowing for a potential combination of targeting, delivery and imaging features.

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The article was received on 18 Jun 2013, accepted on 30 Jul 2013 and first published on 31 Jul 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44572K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 8794-8796
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    Gold nanoparticles protected by fluorinated ligands for 19F MRI

    M. Boccalon, P. Franchi, M. Lucarini, J. J. Delgado, F. Sousa, F. Stellacci, I. Zucca, A. Scotti, R. Spreafico, P. Pengo and L. Pasquato, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 8794
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44572K

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