A facile and general approach for the synthesis of fluorescent silica nanoparticles doped with inert dyes

Xue Mu, Chuan Liu Wu, Jin Ping Lai, Jian Bin Chen, Jin Sheng Zheng, Chong Li, Yi Bing Zhao

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Abstract

A general and facile approach was developed for the synthesis of almost monodisperse fluorescent silica nanoparticles (NPs) doped with inert dyes, which are organic fluorophores that are strongly fluorescent but are hydrophobic or lack a covalent binding group. The prepared NPs were mesoporous and the dye molecules were encapsulated in the pores via hydrophobic interaction with the CTAB template. The NPs were stable and highly fluorescent in aqueous solution, and have potential applications in bioanalysis and fluorescence encoding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3242-3246
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Science Bulletin
Volume56
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

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