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Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, N. E., Burnett, C. A., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Wende, H., Lazzarini, L., …Francesconi, M. G. (2018). Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6(22), (3665-3673). doi:10.1039/c8tb00360b. ISSN 2050-7518

Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs) are being actively researched and experimented with as contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as image-directed delivery of therapeutics. The efficiency of an MRI contrast agent can be described... Read More

Multimodal nanoparticle imaging agents: Design and applications (2017)
Journal Article
Burke, B. P., Cawthorne, C., & Archibald, S. J. (2017). Multimodal nanoparticle imaging agents: Design and applications. Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 375(2107), 20170261. doi:10.1098/rsta.2017.0261

Molecular imaging, where the location of molecules or nanoscale constructs can be tracked in the body to report on disease or biochemical processes, is rapidly expanding to include combined modality or multimodal imaging. No single imaging technique... Read More

Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes (2016)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Burke, B. P., Nigam, S., Stasiuk, G. J., Prior, T. J., Archibald, S. J., & Redshaw, C. (2016). Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes. CrystEngComm RSC, 18(26), (4977-4987). doi:10.1039/c6ce00209a. ISSN 1466-8033

A number of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene complexes of the lanthanides (Tb, Gd, and Eu) have been prepared, some in the presence of tetraazamacrocycle 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (DO3A), and fully characterised. Crystal structure d... Read More

Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions (2015)
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Burke, B. P., Baghdadi, N., Kownacka, A. E., Nigam, S., Clemente, G. S., Al-Yassiry, M. M., …Archibald, S. J. (2015). Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions. Nanoscale, 7(36), (14889-14896). doi:10.1039/c5nr02753e. ISSN 2040-3364

The commercial availability of combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/positron emission tomography (PET) scanners for clinical use has increased demand for easily prepared agents which offer signal or contrast in both modalities. Herein we describ... Read More