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Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Bioimaging

Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ, UK
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Materials 2020, 13(17), 3795; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173795
Received: 20 July 2020 / Revised: 24 August 2020 / Accepted: 25 August 2020 / Published: 27 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Silicon Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Application)
A biomedical contrast agent serves to enhance the visualisation of a specific (potentially targeted) physiological region. In recent years, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have developed as a flexible imaging platform of tuneable size/morphology, abundant surface chemistry, biocompatibility and otherwise useful physiochemical properties. This review discusses MSN structural types and synthetic strategies, as well as methods for surface functionalisation. Recent applications in biomedical imaging are then discussed, with a specific emphasis on magnetic resonance and optical modes together with utility in multimodal imaging. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioimaging; imaging modality; magnetic resonance imaging; optical imaging; multi-modality imaging; nanoparticles; mesoporous silica nanoparticles bioimaging; imaging modality; magnetic resonance imaging; optical imaging; multi-modality imaging; nanoparticles; mesoporous silica nanoparticles
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Yuan, D.; Ellis, C.M.; Davis, J.J. Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Bioimaging. Materials 2020, 13, 3795. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173795

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Yuan D, Ellis CM, Davis JJ. Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Bioimaging. Materials. 2020; 13(17):3795. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173795

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Yuan, Daohe, Connor M. Ellis, and Jason J. Davis 2020. "Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Bioimaging" Materials 13, no. 17: 3795. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173795

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