Malba C1, Sudhakaran UP, Borsacchi S, Geppi M, Enrichi F, Natile MM, Armelao L, Finotto T, Marin R, Riello P, Benedetti A.
Dalton Trans. 2014 Nov 21;43(43):16183-96. doi: 10.1039/c4dt00760c.The encapsulation of [Eu(dbm)3phen] into functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) has been carried out to study the effect of chemical environments on the photoluminescence properties of the rare-earth complex. Surface functionalization was achieved by the reaction of the silanol groups on the surface of mesoporous silica with different organosilylating agents such as (3-aminopropyl)-triethoxysilane (APTES), (3-mercaptopropyl)-trimethoxysilane (MPTMS), and ethoxytrimethylsilane (ETMS). Read More