12 research outputs found

    Investigation of the surface chemistry of phosphine-stabilized ruthenium nanoparticles - an advanced solid-state NMR study

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    31P-13C REDOR NMR measurements allowed a reasonable approximation of distances between stabilizing ligands and carbon monoxide (CO) molecules on the surface of phosphine-stabilized ruthenium nanoparticles (RuNPs). The studied systems are RuNPs in the size range of 1-2 nm stabilized with 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) or triphenylphosphine (PPh3) and exposed to a CO atmosphere. This study sheds some light on the interactions between CO and phosphine molecules as well as on their binding geometries on the surface of the RuNPs. As information on the ligand location and mobility is precious for the understanding of the chemical and catalytic properties of nanoparticles, these results support the interest of using sophisticated NMR tools to investigate their surface chemistry

    Gold nanoparticles functionalized with gadolinium chelates as high-relaxivity MRI contrast agents

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    Water-dispersible gold nanoparticles functionalized with paramagnetic gadolinium have been fully characterized, and the NMRD profiles show very high relaxivities up to 1.5 T. Characterization using TEM images and dynamic light scattering indicate a particle size distribution from 2 to 15 nm. The gold cores of the nanoparticles do not contribute significantly to the overall magnetic moment

    Lanthanide-Functionalized Nanoparticles as MRI and Luminescent Probes for Sensing and/or Imaging Applications

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