One-pot synthesis of near-infrared type II quantum dots and their in vivo applications

Wing Cheung Law, Rui Hu, Chih Kuang Chen, Gaixia Xu, Xiaomei Wang, Indrajit Roy, Ken Tye Yong

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Due to the high demand for near infrared (NIR) optical nanoprobes, with emissions which are absorbed to a lesser extent by biological tissues, for diagnosing diseases (e.g. cancer) which occur under deep tissue, we present a one-pot synthesis of highly monodispersed (full width at half maximum: 70 nm) NIR core-shell type II CdTe-CdS quantum dots (QDs), encapsulated in a highly biocompatible polymer, for in vivo sentinel lymph node and tumour imaging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11511-11514
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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