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Photoactive chelating organic nanospheres as central platforms of bimodal hybrid nanoparticles

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Abstract

An innovative approach based on the combination of pre-formed nano-objects using photoactive chelating organic nano-platforms has been developed to elaborate hybrid functional nanoparticles. In this way, original “raspberry-like” structures made of a self-assembled fluorescent organic core surrounded by magnetic nanoparticles have been obtained. The resulting fluo@mag architecture exhibits strong brilliance and magnetization compared to the usual structures made of an inorganic core. The reported fabrication procedure represents a simple and very general method which can be applied to any couple of units displaying complementary complexing abilities to yield dense magneto- and photoactive nanomaterials whose core emission appears advantageously insensitive to the surroundings.

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The article was received on 18 Mar 2013, accepted on 16 Apr 2013 and first published on 17 Apr 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30508B
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 3879-3886

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    Photoactive chelating organic nanospheres as central platforms of bimodal hybrid nanoparticles

    A. Faucon, J. Fresnais, A. Brosseau, P. Hulin, S. Nedellec, J. Hémez and E. Ishow, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 3879
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30508B

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