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Magnetic conjugated polymer nanoparticles doped with a europium complex for biomedical imaging

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Abstract

Self-assembling conjugated polymer nanoparticles containing PVK and PLGA-PEG as a matrix polymer were doped with both a luminescent rare-earth complex and magnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs), giving rise to materials that are both luminescent and magnetic. Nanoparticle sizes ranged from 80–110 nm without SPIONs and showed an increase in size (200–1000 nm) with additional SPION content (11–54%). Quantum yields (QYs) of 24% and 18% were measured for systems without and with 11% SPIONs, respectively. Optical properties were stable and suitable for biological imaging applications.

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The article was received on 27 Oct 2017, accepted on 09 May 2018 and first published on 10 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00402H
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, Advance Article
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    Magnetic conjugated polymer nanoparticles doped with a europium complex for biomedical imaging

    E. Kemal, R. Peters, S. Bourke, S. Fairclough, P. Bergstrom-Mann, D. M. Owen, L. Sandiford, L. A. Dailey and M. Green, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00402H

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