Stabilising fluorescent silica nanoparticles against dissolution effects for biological studies.

@article{Mahon2012StabilisingFS,
  title={Stabilising fluorescent silica nanoparticles against dissolution effects for biological studies.},
  author={Eugene Mahon and Delyan R. Hristov and Kenneth A. Dawson},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 64},
  pages={7970-2}
}
Here we show that commonly employed Stöber type fluorescently labelled silica nanoprobes degrade by hydrolytic dissolution, accelerated under biological media conditions as compared to water alone. We have thus developed a method to greatly improve their stability under such conditions. 
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