Magnetic conjugated polymer nanoparticles doped with a europium complex for biomedical imaging

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  • E. Kemal
  • R. Peters
  • S. Bourke
  • S. Fairclough
  • P. Bergstrom Mann
  • L. Sandiford
  • L. A. Dailey
  • M. Green

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • King’s College London
  • Department of Pharmacy, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 4, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany


Self-assembling conjugated polymer nanoparticles containing PVKand PLGA-PEG as a matrix polymer were doped with both a luminescentrare-earth complex and magnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs),giving rise to materials that are both luminescent and magnetic.Nanoparticle sizes ranged from 80–110 nm without SPIONs andshowed an increase in size (200–1000 nm) with additional SPIONcontent (11–54%). Quantum yields (QYs) of 24% and 18% weremeasured for systems without and with 11% SPIONs, respectively.Optical properties were stable and suitable for biological imagingapplications.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-721
Number of pages4
JournalPhotochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology
Issue number6
Early online date10 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018