Controlled mixing of lanthanide(III) ions in coacervate

J. Wang, A.H. Velders, E. Gianolio, S. Aime, F.J. Vergeldt, H. van As, Yan Yun, M. Drechsler, M.A. Cohen Stuart, J. van der Gucht

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This article presents a facile strategy to combine Eu3+ and Gd3+ ions into coacervate core micelles in a controlled way with a statistical distribution of the ions. Consequently, the formed micelles show a high tunability between luminescence and relaxivity. These highly stable micelles present great potential for new materials, e.g. as bimodal imaging probes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3736-3738
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • mri contrast agents
  • coordination polymers
  • nanoparticles
  • luminescent
  • complexes
  • ligand
  • assemblies
  • stability
  • sensors
  • design

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