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Organometallic carbonyl clusters: a new class of contrast agents for photoacoustic cerebral vascular imaging

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Abstract

We report, for the first time, the use of a water-soluble organometallic compound as a stable, reliable and high-contrast photoacoustic contrast agent. This gives a significantly higher contrast than that achievable with alternatives such as single-walled carbon nanotubes. Image enhancement of the rat cerebral cortex vasculature was observed using in vivo dark-field photoacoustic microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Organometallic carbonyl clusters: a new class of contrast agents for photoacoustic cerebral vascular imaging

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The article was received on 08 Nov 2013, accepted on 16 Jan 2014 and first published on 16 Jan 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48529C
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 2601-2603
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    Organometallic carbonyl clusters: a new class of contrast agents for photoacoustic cerebral vascular imaging

    K. V. Kong, L. Liao, Z. Lam, N. V. Thakor, W. K. Leong and M. Olivo, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 2601
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48529C

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