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Ciprofloxacin@SiO2: Fluorescent nanobubbles

Rosemary, M. J. and Suryanarayanan, V. and Ganapatireddy, P. and Maclaren, Ian and Baskaran, S. and Pradeep, T (2003) Ciprofloxacin@SiO2: Fluorescent nanobubbles. Journal of Chemical Sciences, 115 (5-6). pp. 703-709.

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We report a new nanomaterial in which ciprofloxacin molecules are incorporated inside silica nanobubbles, denoted as ciprofloxacin@SiO2. The material has been characterised using UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and emission spectroscopy. The material is stable and the freestanding particles can be precipitated and redispersed in several solvents. Confinement of the molecule is complete as leaching through the shell is minimal. The material behaves like free ciprofloxacin in solution; however, effects of confinement are manifested. Energy transfer reaction between ciprofloxacin@SiO2 and Tb3+ was monitored by emission spectroscopy. The emission intensity decreased with metal ion exposure indicating selective electronic interaction.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4502
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 06:53
Last Modified:02 Apr 2009 06:53

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