Submicron polyacrolein particles in situ embedded with upconversion nanoparticles for bioassay.

Abstract

We report a new surface modification approach of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) structured as inorganic hosts NaYF4 codoped with Yb(3+) and Er(3+) based on their encapsulation in a two-stage process of precipitation polymerization of acrolein under alkaline conditions in the presence of UCNPs. The use of tetramethylammonium hydroxide both as an… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c4nr05908e

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