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A Rapid Interfacial Route to Produce Water Dispersible Nanoparticles
This invention describes a simple direct route by which water-dispersed nano-particles can be prepared.  Water-oil dispersions with nanoparticles, the elemental composition of which allows the attachment of oil-soluble ligands, are shown to undergo a process at the oil-water interface that imparts a water solubility to the particles.  The nanoparticles are photoluminescent in both the oil-soluble and water soluble states.
Published: 11/18/2014   |   Inventor(s): Todd Emrick, Thomas Russell, Anthony Dinsmore, Habib Skaff, Yao Lin
Category(s): Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Research tools