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Water-soluble superparamagnetic manganese ferrite nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging

Water-soluble superparamagnetic manganese ferrite nanoparticles
for magnetic resonance imaging


Abstract


We report here a thermal decomposition approach to the synthesis of water-soluble superparamagnetic manganese ferrite (MnFe2O4) nanoparticles (NPs) for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging applications. In this approach, tetraethylene glycol was utilized as a coordination and stabilization agent, rendering the NPs water-soluble and stable. The formed NPs had a diameter of 7 nm with a narrow size distribution, and were superparamagnetic with a saturated magnetization (Ms) of 39 emu/g. In vitro cytotoxicity test revealed that the MnFe2O4 NPs were biocompatible at a particle concentration below 200 mg/mL. The transverse relaxivity of MnFe2O4 NPs in water and cells after incubation were determined to be 189.3 mM 1 s1 and 36.8 mM1 s1 based on iron concentration, respectively. In vivo MR imaging studies in conjunction with inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy showed that the MnFe2O4 NPs were preferentially accumulated in liver after intravenous injection for 4 h. This suggests that the developed MnFe2O4 NPs can serve as a sensitive MR imaging contrast agent for liver imaging. By appropriately modifying or functionalizing the surface of the NPs, these particles may be used for MR detection of other diseases.

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