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  1. Single Ho3+-Doped Upconversion Nanoparticles for High-Performance T2-Weighted Brain Tumor Diagnosis and MR/UCL/CT Multimodal Imaging

    Dalong Ni, Wenbo Bu, Shengjian Zhang, Xiangpeng Zheng, Ming Li, Huaiyong Xing, Qingfeng Xiao, Yanyan Liu, Yanqing Hua, Liangping Zhou, Weijun Peng, Kuaile Zhao and Jianlin Shi

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401609

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    The first example of T2-weighted MR imaging of the sensitizer (Yb3+) and activator (Ho3+) in UCNPs is presented. These could also be simultaneously used for UCL and CT imaging, thus enabling the high performance multimodal MRI/UCL/CT imaging in single UCNPs. Impressively, the remarkable T2-MRI capability of the Ho3+-doped UCNPs favors the accurate early diagnosis of brain tumor.

  2. Exceptional Oxygen Sensing Properties of New Blue Light-Excitable Highly Luminescent Europium(III) and Gadolinium(III) Complexes

    Sergey M. Borisov, Roland Fischer, Robert Saf and Ingo Klimant

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401754

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    New Eu(III) and Gd(III) complexes combine efficient excitation with blue light, strong emission, and efficient oxygen quenching capabilities. They are used in advanced oxygen sensing materials including planar optodes and nanosensors.

  3. A Versatile Approach towards Multifunctional Robust Microcapsules with Tunable, Restorable, and Solvent-Proof Superhydrophobicity for Self-Healing and Self-Cleaning Coatings

    Gang Wu, Jinliang An, Xiu-Zhi Tang, Yong Xiang and Jinglei Yang

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401473

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    A variety of chemical-filled multifunctional robust microcapsules exhibiting superior shell tightness against solvents and heat, and possessing widely tunable, multiple self-restorable, and solvent-proof superhydrophobicity are prepared by an easily modifiable and highly versatile method. The biomimetic multifunctional smart coatings for self-healing anticorrosion and self-cleaning antifouling applications are easily fabricated by directly dispersing the microcapsules into and onto a polymer resin.

  4. Nanoparticles with Precise Ratiometric Co-Loading and Co-Delivery of Gemcitabine Monophosphate and Cisplatin for Treatment of Bladder Cancer

    Lei Miao, Shutao Guo, Jing Zhang, William Y. Kimb and Leaf Huang

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401076

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    A novel nano-platform with ratiometric loading and delivery of multiple hydrophilic drug moieties is demonstrated. Hydrophilic cisplatin and gemcitabine monophosphate are standardized to a similar hydrophobicity through loading into lipid-coated calcium phosphate and cisplatin cores, respectively. Precise ratio-controlled loading and delivery is achieved by incorporating these cores into PLGA NPs. These ratiometric combinations lead to the maximal synergistic anticancer effect.

  5. High-Performance Electrofluorochromic Devices Based on Electrochromism and Photoluminescence-Active Novel Poly(4-Cyanotriphenylamine)

    Jia-Hao Wu and Guey-Sheng Liou

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401608

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    A high-performance electrofluorochromic (EFC) device of poly(4-cyanotriphenyl­amine)(CN-PTPA) as active layer is readily fabricated and exhibits high photo­luminescent (PL) quantum yield of 21.9% in film state, high PL contrast ratio (Ioff/Ion) of 242 from a fluorescent neutral state to a non-fluorescent oxidized state, rapid response time less than 0.4 s, and excellent EFC stability longer than 9000 s.