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

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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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Submitted
24 Jan 2016
Accepted
20 Apr 2016
First published
27 Apr 2016

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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