Learning from lanthanide complexes: The development of dye-lanthanide nanoparticles and their biomedical applications

Guochen Bao, Shihui Wen*, Gungun Lin, Jingli Yuan, Jun Lin, Ka-Leung WONG, Jean Claude G. Bünzli, Dayong Jin

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Abstract

Coordination chemistry has been widely studied in lanthanide complexes, where organic ligands are used to chelate individual lanthanide ions, and the complexes are broadly used in analytical, biological, and clinical applications. Significant progress has recently been made to exploit the hybrid structure of lanthanide doped inorganic nanoparticles “coated” with organic dyes. This attributes to the fast developments of nanoscience and technology centred around well-controlled nanocrystal synthesis and engineering, with a variety of shape, size, composition and structures towards the desirable functions. There are a lot of similarities between the two forms of lanthanide materials, waiting for a systematic analysis to guide the emerging field of nanocrystal-dye hybrids. Therefore, we survey here the principles for the design of dye-lanthanide energy transfer systems and analyse the remarkable successes made in hybrid dye-lanthanide nanosystems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number213642
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Volume429
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Biomedical applications
  • Energy transfer
  • Hybrid materials
  • Lanthanide
  • Nanomaterials
  • Optical materials
  • Organic dye

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