Synthesis of Chlorophyll Entrapped Red Luminescent Silica Nanoparticles for Bioimaging Application

I. Mitra, N. Manna, J.S. Manna, M.K. Mitra
2014 Procedia Materials Science  
A class of luminescent porous, spherical silica nanoparticles have been synthesized using simple oil-in-water microemulsion process in the size range of 15-50nm evident from TEM and FESEM analysis. Mechanism of successful stabilization of chlorophyll molecule inside the nanoparticles has been evaluated by FTIR studies, and also supported by UV-Vis spectra. The intense red luminescence of nanohybrid introduced by chlorophyll monomer in nanohybrid with 430nm excitation supports its candidature as
more » ... its candidature as an attractive biofriendly material for diverse bio-imaging applications.
doi:10.1016/j.mspro.2014.07.093 fatcat:ccozzjrjgjau5f6jdf7giln4pa