Investigators at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Release New Data on Organometallics [Review: three synthesis methods of CdX (X = Se, S or Te) quantum dots]
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- New research on Organometallics is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Tabriz, Iran, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Quantum dots (QDs) are one of the first nanotechnologies to be integrated with the biological sciences that used for imaging or tracking macromolecules/cells in cell/tissue. Because of QDs are important in biomedical and biological applications, identify a variety of synthesis methods to produce QDs with different characteristics also is particularly important."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, "Hence, in this review the authors discussed three methods for synthesis of heavy metal chalcogenide-based QDs for use in biomedical field: (i) Organometallic method for synthesis of QDs consists of three components: precursors, organic surfactants and solvents. The authors also discussed water-solubilisation strategies of synthesised QDs including encapsulation and ligand exchange. (ii) Aqueous synthesis technique using short-chain thiols as stabilising agents is a useful alternative to organometallic synthesis of CdSe, CdS and CdTe QDs. (iii) The third method discussed in this article for QDs synthesis involves the utilise of microorganisms to prepare QDs with controlled size, shape, chemical composition and functionality. The authors also discussed recently new methods for the synthesis of the appropriate QDs for use in biology."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In addition, attachment of biomolecules such as antibodies, oligonucleotides on the surface of QDs for specific targeting and different opinions about toxicity of QD have been studied."
For more information on this research see: Review: three synthesis methods of CdX (X = Se, S or Te) quantum dots. Iet Nanobiotechnology, 2014;8(2):59-76. (The Institution of Engineering and Technology - www.theiet.org/; Iet Nanobiotechnology - www.ietdl.org/IET-NBT)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Mussa Farkhani, Dept. of Medical Nanotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Medical Science, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 51664, Iran.
Keywords for this news article include: Tabriz, Iran, Asia, Emerging Technologies, Nanotechnology, Organometallic Organosol, Organometallics, Quantum Dots, Quantum Physics.
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