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New Fullerenes Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

February 25, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Fullerenes have been published. According to news originating from Cambridge, Massachusetts, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Broadband nonlinear optical (NLO) organic nanostructures exhibiting both ultrafast photoresponse and a large cross-section of two-photon absorption throughout a wide NIR spectrum may make them suitable for use as nonlinear biophotonic materials."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "We report here the synthesis and characterization of two C-60-(antenna)(x) analogous compounds as branched triad C-60( >DPAF-C-18)( >CPAF-C-2M) and tetrad C-60( >DPAF-C-18)( >CPAF-C-2M)(2) nanostructures. These compounds showed approximately equal extinction coefficients of optical absorption over 400-550 nm that corresponds to near-IR two-photon based excitation wavelengths at 780-1,100 nm."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Accordingly, they may be utilized as potential precursor candidates to the active-core structures of photosensitizing nanodrugs for 2 gamma-PDT in the biological optical window of 800-1,050 nm."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis of Photoresponsive Dual NIR Two-Photon Absorptive [60]Fullerene Triads and Tetrads. Molecules, 2013;18(8):9603-9622. Molecules can be contacted at: Mdpi Ag, Postfach, Ch-4005 Basel, Switzerland. (Springer - www.springer.com; Molecules - www.springerlink.com/content/1420-3049/)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Jeon, MIT, Harvard Mit Div Hlth Sci & Technol, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States. Additional authors for this research include M. Wang, L.S. Tan, T. Cooper, M.R. Hamblin and L.Y. Chiang (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Carbon, Cambridge, Fullerenes, Massachusetts, United States, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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