Multifunctional mesoporous silica nanoparticles as dual-mode imaging probes

Si-Han Wu, Yu Shen Lin, Yann Hung, Yi Hsin Chou, Chen Chang, Chung Yuan Mou

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We develop a strategy for the synthesis of multifunctional nanoparticles of mesoporous silica (Mag-Dye@MSN) that simultaneously possesses magnetic, luminescent, and mesoporous properties. These nanoparticles exhibit high T2 relaxivity and visible light emission. We further explore the potential of utilizing these multiple functionalities as dual-imaging probes for the labeling of biological cells and evaluate the cytotoxicity of Mag-Dye@MSN. These preliminary results demonstrate the potential of using these multifunctional nanoparticles for cell-labeling and integrated diagnosis applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Zeolites to Porous MOF Materials - The 40th Anniversary of International Zeolite Conference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0444530681, 9780444530684
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
ISSN (Print)0167-2991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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