Gold nanoparticles protected by fluorinated ligands for 19F MRI

Mariangela Boccalon, Paola Franchi, Marco Lucarini, Juan José Delgado, Fernanda Sousa, Francesco Stellacci, Ileana Zucca, Alessandro Scotti, Roberto Spreafico, Paolo Pengo, Lucia Pasquato

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Gold nanoparticles coated with fluorinated ligands (F-MPCs) present features suitable for 19F MRI as observed from phantom experiments. Cellular uptake, by HeLa cells, and toxicity of fluorescent dye-decorated F-MPCs are presented together with their ability to bind hydrophobic molecules allowing for a potential combination of targeting, delivery and imaging features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8794-8796
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number78
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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