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Back Cover: Simple Synthesis and Functionalization of Iron Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 18/2011)

Authors

  • Dr. Soshan Cheong,

    1. Industrial Research Limited and The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, P. O. Box 31-310, Lower Hutt 5040 (New Zealand)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Peter Ferguson,

    1. Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, P. O. Box 7060, Wellington 6012 (New Zealand)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Kirk W. Feindel,

    1. School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012 (New Zealand), Fax: (+64) 4-463-5237
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  • Dr. Ian F. Hermans,

    1. Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, P. O. Box 7060, Wellington 6012 (New Zealand)
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  • Prof. Paul T. Callaghan,

    1. School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012 (New Zealand), Fax: (+64) 4-463-5237
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  • Dr. Claire Meyer,

    1. Institut Néel (CNRS and UJF), Grenoble (France)
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  • Angela Slocombe,

    1. Department of Radiology, Wellington Hospital, Wellington 6021 (New Zealand)
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  • Dr. Chia-Hao Su,

    1. Center for Translational Research in Biomedical Science, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung 833 (Taiwan)
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  • Prof. Fong-Yu Cheng,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Center for Micro/Nano Technology Research, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701 (Taiwan)
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  • Prof. Chen-Sheng Yeh,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Center for Micro/Nano Technology Research, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701 (Taiwan)
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  • Dr. Bridget Ingham,

    1. Industrial Research Limited and The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, P. O. Box 31-310, Lower Hutt 5040 (New Zealand)
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  • Dr. Michael F. Toney,

    1. Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (USA)
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  • Prof. Richard D. Tilley

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012 (New Zealand), Fax: (+64) 4-463-5237
    • School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012 (New Zealand), Fax: (+64) 4-463-5237
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Abstract

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Strongly magnetic single-crystal iron core/iron oxide shell nanoparticles have been synthesized in a facile manner without the need for highly toxic precursors (DMSA=dimercaptosuccinic acid, OLA=oleylamine). R. D. Tilley et al. describe in their Communication on page 4206 ff., how the nanoparticles are highly effective as negative contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. In vivo studies show that the core/shell nanoparticles enable the successful detection of tumors as small as 1–3 nm.

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