TWEEN coated NaYF 4:Yb,Er/NaYF 4 core/shell upconversion nanoparticles for bioimaging and drug delivery

Wenlu Ren, Gan Tian, Shan Jian, Zhanjun Gu, Liangjun Zhou, Liang Yan, Shan Jin, Wenyan Yin, Yuliang Zhao

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Abstract

By using a commercially available surfactant (TWEEN), we report a simple and efficient method to convert hydrophobic NaYF 4:Yb,Er/NaYF 4 core/shell upconversion nanoparticles to hydrophilic ones for bioimaging and drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7037-7041
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume2
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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