Hot-injection synthesis of iron/iron oxide core/shell nanoparticles for T2 contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Herman2011HotinjectionSO,
  title={Hot-injection synthesis of iron/iron oxide core/shell nanoparticles for T2 contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={David A J Herman and Peter Ferguson and Soshan Cheong and Ian F Hermans and Ben J Ruck and Kathryn Mead Allan and S J Richard Prabakar and John L. Spencer and Conrad D Lendrum and Richard D Tilley},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 32},
  pages={9221-3}
}
Here we report a new, bench-top synthesis for iron/iron oxide core/shell nanoparticles via the thermal decomposition of Fe(η(5)-C(6)H(3)Me(4))(2). The iron/iron oxide core/shell nanoparticles are superparamagnetic at room temperature and show improved negative contrast in T(2)-weighted MR imaging compared to pure iron oxides nanoparticles, and have a… CONTINUE READING