Engineering tumor-targeted gadolinium hexanedione nanoparticles for potential application in neutron capture therapy.

@article{Oyewumi2002EngineeringTG,
  title={Engineering tumor-targeted gadolinium hexanedione nanoparticles for potential application in neutron capture therapy.},
  author={Moses O. Oyewumi and Russell J. Mumper},
  journal={Bioconjugate chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          1328-35
        }
}
Microemulsions (oil-in-water) have been employed as templates to engineer nanoparticles containing high concentrations of gadolinium for potential application in neutron capture therapy of tumors. Gadolinium hexanedione (GdH), synthesized by complexation of Gd(3+) with 2,4-hexanedione, was used as the nanoparticle matrix alone or in combination with either emulsifying wax or PEG-400 monostearate. Solid nanoparticles (<125 nm size) were obtained by simple cooling of the microemulsions prepared… 
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