Microwave-assisted one-step synthesis of acetate-capped NaYF4:Yb/Er upconversion nanocrystals and their application in bioimaging

KL Reddy, Neeraj Prabhakar, R Arppe, Jessica Rosenholm, V Krishnan

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Acetate-capped hydrophilic cubic phase NaYF4:Yb/Er upconversion nanophosphors were effectively synthesized in a single step employing a facile microwave-assisted synthesis route by applying relatively low temperatures in a short span of time compared to the conventional synthetic methods. The nanoparticles having a size of about 25 nm exhibit good upconversion luminescence property and can be well dispersed in aqueous solvents as-synthesized. These upconversion nanoparticles were examined for their cytotoxicity and demonstrated to be an effective material for cancer cell imaging using near-infrared radiation.
Sidor (från-till)5738–5750
Antal sidor13
TidskriftJournal of Materials Science
StatusPublicerad - 2017
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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