Recent development in lanthanide coordination compounds for biomedical imaging applications in dedication to Prof. Thomas C. W. Mak's achievements in structural inorganic chemistry and coordination chemistry, as well as his longevity in chemical researches.

Wesley Ting Kwok Chan, Wing Tak Wong

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In this mini-review, we present some recent development of lanthanide complexes in biomedical imaging, in particular MRI, optical imaging and multi-modal imaging probes. Through a few examples, we shall look at the fascination and the drive of researchers worldwide to thrive for further discoveries using lanthanide coordination compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-158
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2014


  • Biomedical imaging
  • Coordination compounds
  • Lanthanides luminescent
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multi-modality imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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