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High magnetic relaxivity in a fluorescent CdSe/CdS/ZnS quantum dot functionalized with MRI contrast molecules

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Abstract

Light emitting semiconducting quantum dots show great promise as solar cells, optoelectronic devices and multimodal imaging probes. Here we demonstrate successful grafting of a thiol-functionalised GdIII MRI contrast agent onto the surface of core-multishell CdSe/CdS/ZnS quantum dots. The resulting nanoprobe exhibits intense photoluminescence and unprecedentedly large T1 relaxivity of 6800 mM−1 s−1 per nanoparticle due to secure implanting of ca. 620 magnetic centers per quantum dot unit.

Graphical abstract: High magnetic relaxivity in a fluorescent CdSe/CdS/ZnS quantum dot functionalized with MRI contrast molecules

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The article was received on 18 Jul 2017, accepted on 15 Aug 2017 and first published on 22 Aug 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05537D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 10500-10503
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    High magnetic relaxivity in a fluorescent CdSe/CdS/ZnS quantum dot functionalized with MRI contrast molecules

    S. G. McAdams, D. J. Lewis, P. D. McNaughter, E. A. Lewis, S. J. Haigh, P. O’Brien and F. Tuna, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 10500
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05537D

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