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Multifunctional magnetite nanoparticles coated with fluorescent thermo-responsive polymeric shells

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Abstract

We have synthesized multifunctional magnetite nanoparticles coated with N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) and a fluorescent modified acrylamide (FMA) monomer. The temperature of the medium surrounding a collection of nanoparticles may be determined by monitoring fluorescence changes in the FMA monomer resulting from the decrease in polarity of the NIPAM copolymer chain with increasing temperature. The possibility to induce localized heating while allowing non-invasive monitoring of temperature, makes these nanoparticles attractive for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional magnetite nanoparticles coated with fluorescent thermo-responsive polymeric shells

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The article was received on 26 Nov 2007, accepted on 15 Jan 2008 and first published on 28 Jan 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B718210D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 855-858

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    Multifunctional magnetite nanoparticles coated with fluorescent thermo-responsive polymeric shells

    A. P. Herrera, M. Rodríguez, M. Torres-Lugo and C. Rinaldi, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 855
    DOI: 10.1039/B718210D

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