One-step synthesis of amino-functionalized ultrasmall near infrared-emitting persistent luminescent nanoparticles for in vitro and in vivo bioimaging.

@article{Shi2016OnestepSO,
  title={One-step synthesis of amino-functionalized ultrasmall near infrared-emitting persistent luminescent nanoparticles for in vitro and in vivo bioimaging.},
  author={Junpeng Shi and Xia Sun and Jianfei Zhu and Jinlei Li and Hongwu Zhang},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 18},
  pages={
          9798-804
        }
}
Near infrared (NIR)-emitting persistent luminescent nanoparticles (NPLNPs) have attracted much attention in bioimaging because they can provide long-term in vivo imaging with a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). However, conventional NPLNPs with large particle sizes that lack modifiable surface groups suffer from many serious limitations in bioimaging. Herein, we report a one-step synthesis of amino-functionalized ZnGa2O4:Cr,Eu nanoparticles (ZGO) that have an ultrasmall size, where… CONTINUE READING