We acknowledge financial support from NSF and NCI. We thank W. J. Rieter and Dr. L. Ma for experimental help.
Surfactant-Assisted Synthesis of Nanoscale Gadolinium Metal–Organic Frameworks for Potential Multimodal Imaging†
Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 40, pages 7722–7725, September 22, 2008
How to Cite
Taylor, Kathryn M. L., Jin, A. and Lin, W. (2008), Surfactant-Assisted Synthesis of Nanoscale Gadolinium Metal–Organic Frameworks for Potential Multimodal Imaging. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 7722–7725. doi: 10.1002/anie.200802911
- Issue published online: 22 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Received: 18 JUN 2008
- contrast agents;
- magnetic resonance imaging;
- metal–organic frameworks;
- optical imaging
Less basic: By controlling the pH value of the reaction medium, two different gadolinium-containing nanoscale metal–organic frameworks (NMOFs) based on the same building blocks can be synthesized (see picture). The NMOFs carry a large payload of Gd3+ centers and are efficient contrast agents for T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. The NMOFs are highly luminescent when doped with other lanthanide ions such as Eu and Tb.