Gd(iii)-doped carbon dots as a dual fluorescent-MRI probe

Athanasios B. Bourlinos, Aristides Bakandritsos, Antonios Kouloumpis, Dimitrios Gournis, Marta Krysmann, Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Katerina Polakova, Klara Safarova, Katerina Hola, Radek Zboril

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We describe the synthesis of Gd(iii)-doped carbon dots as dual fluorescence-MRI probes for biomedical applications. The derived Gd(iii)-doped carbon dots show uniform particle size (3-4 nm) and gadolinium distribution and form stable dispersions in water. More importantly, they exhibit bright fluorescence, strong T1-weighted MRI contrast and low cytotoxicity. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23327
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number44
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support by the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations - European Regional Development Fund (project CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0058), the Operational Program Education for Competitiveness - European Social Fund (project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0017 and project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0155) of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and by the project of the Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (KAN115600801). This publication is based on the work supported in part by Award no. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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