Surface-engineered quantum dots for the labeling of hydrophobic microdomains in bacterial biofilms.


Quantum dots (QDs) nanoprobes are emerging as alternatives to small-molecule fluorescent probes in biomedical technology. This paper reports an efficient and rapid method of producing highly dispersed and stable CdSe-core QDs with a hydrophobic gradient. Amphiphilic core/shell CdSe/ZnS QDs were prepared by ligand exchange at the surface of lipophilic CdSe… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.04.019


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