PEGylated Upconverting Luminescent Hollow Nanospheres for Drug Delivery and In Vivo Imaging

Authors

  • Liang Dong,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical, Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China
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  • Duo An,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical, Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China
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  • Ming Gong,

    1. Engineering and Materials Science Experiment Center, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China
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  • Yang Lu,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical, Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China
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  • Huai-Ling Gao,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical, Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China
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  • Yun-Jun Xu,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical, Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China
    2. Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei, 230001, PR China
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  • Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical, Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China
    • Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical, Sciences at the Microscale, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, PR China.
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Abstract

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Upconversion luminescent hollow Y2O3:Yb3+/Er3+ nanospheres can be synthesized by an etching-free process, which hold promising potential for applications such as drug delivery, angiography, and high-contrast cellular as well as tissue imaging, with no damage from radiation or toxicity.

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