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Self-assembly of high-nuclearity lanthanide-based nanoclusters for potential bioimaging applications

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Abstract

Two series of Cd–Ln and Ni–Ln clusters [Ln8Cd24L12(OAc)44(48)Cl4(0)] and [Ln8Ni6L6(OAc)24(EtOH)6(H2O)2] were constructed using a flexible ligand. The Cd–Ln clusters exhibit interesting nano-drum-like structures which allows direct visualization by TEM. Luminex MicroPlex Microspheres loaded with the Cd–Sm cluster were visualized using epifluorescence microscopy. Cytotoxicity studies on A549 and AGS cancer cell lines showed that the materials have mild to moderate cytotoxicity.

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The article was received on 24 Jan 2016, accepted on 20 Apr 2016 and first published on 27 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR00642F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 11123-11129
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    Self-assembly of high-nuclearity lanthanide-based nanoclusters for potential bioimaging applications

    X. Yang, S. Wang, D. Schipper, L. Zhang, Z. Li, S. Huang, D. Yuan, Z. Chen, A. J. Gnanam, J. W. Hall, T. L. King, E. Que, Y. Dieye, J. Vadivelu, K. A. Brown and R. A. Jones, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 11123
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR00642F

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