Chitosan Induced Synthesis of EuPO4 Nanoparticles on Fiber Templates for Live Imaging
EuPO4 nanoparticle was synthesized using chitosan induced mechanism. The nanoparticles were formed after calcination inside a fiber template. The nanoparticles were characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Fluorespectrometer. The synthesized EuPO4 nanoparticles with nano-pore structures presented the excitation peaks located at about 375nm and 500nm and the emission peaks located at 590-620nm and 750nm, respectively. Live imaging was performed in in-vitro cell culture. The nanoparticles were biocompatible and could be intake by cells. Cells with nanoparticles showed fluorescent signals for imaging, which indicate the potential application of these particles for live imaging.
B. Xue et al., "Chitosan Induced Synthesis of EuPO4 Nanoparticles on Fiber Templates for Live Imaging", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 647, pp. 117-123, 2013