Crosslinked shells for nano-assembled capsules: A new encapsulation method for smaller Gd3+-loaded capsules with exceedingly high relaxivities

Annah Farashishiko, Sally E. Plush, Karley B. Maier, A. Dean Sherry, Mark Woods

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Nano-assembled capsules can incorporate large payloads of high relaxivity Gd3+, permitting the development of highly detectable molecular imaging agents for MRI. A new encapsulating shell, based upon cross-linked peptides, is found to afford smaller capsules (127 nm average diameter) with exceptionally high per-Gd3+ relaxivities (70.7 s-1 mmolal-1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6355-6358
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
StatePublished - 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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