'Green'-synthesized near-infrared PbS quantum dots with silica-PEG dual-layer coating: ultrastable and biocompatible optical probes for in vivo animal imaging
2012 (English)In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 23, no 24, 245701- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, PbS semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) with near-infrared (NIR) photoluminescence were synthesized in oleic acid and paraffin liquid mixture by using an easily handled and 'green' approach. Surface functionalization of the QDs was accomplished with a silica and polyethylene glycol (PEG) phospholipid dual-layer coating and the excellent chemical stability of the nanoparticles is demonstrated. We then successfully applied the ultrastable PbS QDs to in vivo sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping of mice. Histological analyses were also carried out to ensure that the intravenously injected nanoparticles did not produce any toxicity to the organism of mice. These experimental results suggested that our ultrastable NIR PbS QDs can serve as biocompatible and efficient probes for in vivo optical bioimaging and has great potentials for disease diagnosis and clinical therapies in the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 23, no 24, 245701- p.
Nano Technology Materials Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-98919DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/24/245701ISI: 000305160500009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84861584390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-98919DiVA: diva2:540914
QC 201207122012-07-122012-07-052013-11-19Bibliographically approved