13. Biomedical Applications of Metal-Containing Luminophores

  1. Prof. Dr. Enzo Alessio
  1. Albert Ruggi,
  2. David N. Reinhoudt and
  3. Aldrik H. Velders

Published Online: 23 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch13

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Ruggi, A., Reinhoudt, D. N. and Velders, A. H. (2011) Biomedical Applications of Metal-Containing Luminophores, in Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry (ed E. Alessio), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch13

Editor Information

  1. University of Trieste, Department of Chemical Sciences, Via Giorgieri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy

Author Information

  1. University of Twente, Faculty of Science and Technology (TNW) and MESA + Institute for Nanotechnology, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326310

Online ISBN: 9783527633104



  • biomedical applications;
  • metal-containing luminophores;
  • luminescence in diagnostics;
  • luminescence in imaging;
  • transition-metal containing luminescent agents;
  • lanthanide-based luminophores;
  • nanoparticle-based luminophores


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Luminescence in Diagnostics and Imaging

  • Transition-Metal Containing Luminescent Agents

  • Lanthanide-Based Luminophores

  • Nanoparticle-Based Luminophores

  • Conclusions and Perspectives