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The phase transfer of quantum dots to water is an important aspect of preparing nanomaterials that are suitable for biological applications, and although numerous reports describe ligand exchange, very few describe efficient ligand encapsulation techniques. In this report, we not only report a new method of phase transferring quantum dots (QDs) using an amphiphilic protein (hydrophobin) but also describe the advantages of using a biological molecule with available functional groups and their use in imaging cancer cells in vivo and other imaging applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4887-4893
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number7
Early online date10 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2016


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