Runowski M1, Ekner-Grzyb A, Mrówczyńska L, Balabhadra S, Grzyb T, Paczesny J, Zep A, Lis S.
Langmuir. 2014 Aug 12;30(31):9533-43. doi: 10.1021/la501107a. Epub 2014 Jul 30.A facile coprecipitation reaction between Ce(3+), Gd(3+), Tb(3+), and F(-) ions, in the presence of glycerine as a capping agent, led to the formation of ultrafine, nanocrystalline CeF3:Tb(3+) 5%, Gd(3+) 5% (LnF3). The as-prepared fluoride nanoparticles were successfully coated with an amine modified silica shell. Subsequently, the obtained LnF3@SiO2@NH2 nanostructures were conjugated with 4-ethoxybenzoic acid in order to prove the possibility of organic modification and obtain a new functional nanomaterial. Read More