Hyperbranched polyether hybrid nanospheres with CdSe quantum dots incorporated for selective detection of nitric oxide

Shuiping Liu, Lanming Jin, Ioannis S. Chronakis, Xiaoqiang Li, Mingqiao Ge

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In this work, hybrid nanosphere vehicles consisting of cadmium selenide quantum dots (CdSe QDs) were synthesized for nitric oxide (NO) donating and real-time detecting. The nanospheres with QDs being encapsulation have spherical outline with dimension of ~127 nm. The fluorescence properties of the mHP conjugated QDs are sensitivity and high selectivity for NO against oxidation products from NO. The QDs-mHP-NO nanospheres provide perspectives for designing a new class of biocompatible NO donating and imaging systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Letters
Pages (from-to)104-106
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Nanoparticles
  • NO detection
  • Quantum dots
  • Functional
  • Polymers

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