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Volume-labeled nanoparticles and methods of preparation

United States Patent

April 21, 2015
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Internal Labeling Technique Tracks Nanoparticle Transport
Compositions comprising nanosized objects (i.e., nanoparticles) in which at least one observable marker, such as a radioisotope or fluorophore, is incorporated within the nanosized object. The nanosized objects include, for example, metal or semi-metal oxide (e.g., silica), quantum dot, noble metal, magnetic metal oxide, organic polymer, metal salt, and core-shell nanoparticles, wherein the label is incorporated within the nanoparticle or selectively in a metal oxide shell of a core-shell nanoparticle. Methods of preparing the volume-labeled nanoparticles are also described.
Wang; Wei (Oak Ridge, TN), Gu; Baohua (Oak Ridge, TN), Retterer; Scott T. (Knoxville, TN), Doktycz; Mitchel J. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 981,886
December 30, 2010
This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.