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Keywords:

  • biomedical materials;
  • magnetic nanoparticles;
  • magnetic resonance;
  • targeted cancer imaging
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Hyaluronic-acid immobilized monodisperse magnetic nanocrystals (HA-DN/MNCs) are synthesized. Dopamine, the analogue of 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine responsible for the adhesion properties in proteins excreted by mussels, plays a key role in the surface modification of nanocrystals. HA-DN/MNCs exhibit great stability in aqueous solution, applicable for in vivo targeted-cancer imaging.