Havva Yagci Acar

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Cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles (NPs) capped with poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) were prepared in aqueous solutions from Cd(NO3)2 and Na2S. Influence of the COOH/Cd ratio (0.8-12.5), reaction pH (5.5 and 7.5), and PAA molecular weight (2100 and 5100 g/mol) on the particle size, colloidal stability, and photoluminescence were investigated. A Cd/S ratio of <1(More)
This paper investigates the impact of dilution on the mobility of magnetite nanoparticles surface coated with poly(acrylic acid) (PAA). Transport experiments were conducted in a water-saturated sand-packed column for input nanoparticle solutions with total Fe concentrations ranging from 100 to 600mg/L. Particle size analysis of the synthesized nanoparticle(More)
Size tunable aqueous Ag2S quantum dots emitting in the near-infrared region were synthesized through decomposition of meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) in water. The resulting NIR QDs are highly cyto- and hemocompatible, have quantum yields as high as 6.5% and are effective optical imaging agents based on in vitro evaluation.
The objective of this study was to develop thin, biocompatible, and biofunctional hydrogel-coated small-sized nanoparticles that exhibit favorable stability, viability, and specific cellular uptake. This article reports the coating of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONPs) with covalently cross-linked biofunctional polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel.(More)
Targeting tumors with nano-scale delivery systems shows promise to improve the therapeutic effects of chemotherapeutic drugs. However, the limited specificity of current nano-scale systems for cancer tissues prevents realization of their full clinical potential. Here, we demonstrate an effective approach to creating as targeted nanocarriers for drug(More)
AIM We aim to develop folic acid (FA)-conjugated cationic Ag2S near-infrared quantum dots (NIRQDs) for the delivery of doxorubicin (DOX) selectively to folate receptor (FR)-positive cancer cells to achieve enhanced drug efficacy and optical tracking in the NIR region. MATERIALS & METHODS Cationic Ag2S NIRQDs were decorated with FA using a PEG bridge and(More)
Poly(acrylic acid) coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles were prepared in aqueous solutions of iron salts with in situ coating of poly(acrylic acid). Influence of reaction variables, namely, iron concentration, reactive(COOH)/iron mole ratio, base (NH4OH) amount and polymer molecular weight, primarily on hydrodynamic size and stability of the(More)
Cysteine capped aqueous CdS quantum dots with improved luminescence and excellent colloidal-luminescence stability were developed in a simple one pot aqueous method from safer precursors at low temperatures. Investigation of size and luminescence as a function of cysteine amount, pH and temperature revealed an optimum value for all these variables to(More)
Highly stable and luminescent CdS quantum dots (QD) were prepared in aqueous solutions via in situ capping of the crystals with the poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and mercaptoacetic acid (MAA) binary mixtures. The effect of reaction temperature and coating composition on the particle size, colloidal stability and luminescence were investigated and discussed in(More)
Small hybrid nanoparticles composed of highly biocompatible Ag2S quantum dots (QD) emitting in the near-infrared region and superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPION) are produced in a simple extraction method utilizing ligand exchange mechanism. Hybrid nanoparticles luminesce at the same wavelength as the parent QD, therefore an array of hybrid nanoparticles(More)
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